African Plant Database

Scadoxus Raf.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : The bulb, spherical, is borne on a compact rhizome formed from old bulb-bases; leaves spirally arranged, blade elliptic to ovate. Scape solid. Flowers without corona, actinomorphic; fruit a berry.
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Ecology : Eight species
  Flower heads ornamental. A few species have been in cultivation since centuries, but they are not widely grown in collections. Horticultural hyrbrids are rare.
  tropical and southern Africa; Yemen, Saudi Arabia and possibly Oman

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 85 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 578 (1997).
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 242 (2012).
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Record n°194655 modified 2008-12-27
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