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Published In: Prodromus Plantarum Capensium, . . . 1: [xii], 65. 1794. (Prodr. Pl. Cap.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: RUBINA AKHTER and SHAHINA A. GHAZANFAR
General/Distribution: A genus of 60 species. Represented in Pakistan by one cultivated species.

 

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Scapigerous perennials with short thick rhizome, often stoloniferous. Leaves basal, more or less cartilaginous, stiff and erect, often variegated. Flowers in spike-like racemes. Perianth tube usually long and slender. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Fruit a one-seeded berry.
 
 
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