989.010 Trachyandra Kunth

Kativu, S. (1996) Asphodelaceae of the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 16(1) 27-53

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Roots fibrous, sometimes bearing tubers. Leaves rosulate with tubular bases which often persist as a sheath of fibres; lamina flat or subterete, narrow. Inflorescence an axillary, simple or compound raceme. Pedicels not articulated. Perianth rotate, white or occasionally dull yellowish, with 1 dark central vein. Filaments retrorsely scabrid. Ovary sessile. Capsule spherical to oblong.

Derivation of name: From the Greek: Trachyos rough and andros, male; referring to the rough filaments

Worldwide: 65 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Trachyandra saltii

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saltii (Baker) Oberm.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Trachyandra.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=335, retrieved 12 April 2024

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