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Published In: Collectanea 5: 38. 1797. (Collectanea) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. I. ALI
Type: A genus with c. 10 species distributed in Southern and tropical Africa, one species extending to Pakistan and India.


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Roots thick, branched. Bulb plate ± protruding at the base. Bulb leaves imbricate. Raceme solitry. Bracts spurred, prophylls present. Tepals connate for 1/3, free part reflexed. Stamens epiphyllous, filaments broadened at base, inserted in the upper part of the tube, anthers small. Ovary ovoid, style long, 7-15 ovules per locule. Capsule ellipsoid, seeds compressed (Speta l.c.).
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