Cyanastrum Oliv.

Description of the genus

Herbs, perennial, acaulescent, the leaves and flowering stem arising directly from the surface of the uppermost of a stack of discoid corms, from which the roots also arise. A fresh corm is produced each year above that of the previous year. The scape (flowering stem) also arises from the top of the corm, independently of the leaf. The petiole and the scape are each sheathed in a catophyll (leafy bract), and the scape has 1-3 bracts.

Worldwide: Three species in tropical Africa from Nigeria to Mozambique, Malawi and NE Zambia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Zambia: Cyanastrum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cyanastrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cyanastrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cyanastrum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cyanastrum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cyanastrum
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Tropicos: Cyanastrum
Wikipedia: Cyanastrum

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: Cyanastrum., retrieved 11 December 2023

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