Kabuyea Brummitt

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, acaulescent. Corms several superposed one above the other. Leaves c. 4, basal, closely enfolding the base of the scape and sheathed by 1 or more outer cataphylls; leaf laminas ± long-attenuate at the base into an indistinctly defined petiole; petiole shorter than or sometimes nearly equalling the lamina, or petiole absent in young leaves. Inflorescence scapose with flowers racemosely arranged; scape occasionally with a solitary sterile bract below the lowermost flower; raceme with scarious linear-triangular bracts deciduous at the fruiting stage. Tepals white, ± free to the base. Fruit a capsule with only one or occasionally 2 carpels developing a seed, globose, dehiscing by a complete longitudinal split. Seeds globose. One species in tropical East Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hostifolia (Engl.) BrummittN,Z,MSDescription, Image

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kabuyea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kabuyea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kabuyea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kabuyea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Kabuyea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kabuyea
JSTOR Plant Science: Kabuyea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kabuyea
Plants of the World Online: Kabuyea
Tropicos: Kabuyea
Wikipedia: Kabuyea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Kabuyea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2014, retrieved 21 September 2023

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