Description of the genus
Succulent perennials or (rarely) annuals, with bulbs, corms, rhizomes or
tubers and often with separate fertile and sterile shoots. Inflorescences
composed of cymes, each cyme subtended by a spathe, consisting of
2-ranked sessile or subsessile flowers and usually conspicuous herbaceous bracteoles. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual. Calyx tubular
below. Corolla with a short tube, 3 lobes blue, purple or pink.
Stamens 6, equal, all fertile. Ovary 3-locular. Capsule narrowly ovoid.
Worldwide: 50 species, in the Old World tropics
Mozambique: 0 taxa.The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
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Other sources of information about Cyanotis:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: CyanotisFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): CyanotisFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CyanotisGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CyanotisIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CyanotisKew Herbarium catalogue
: CyanotisKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cyanotis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=320, retrieved 6 December 2013