973.000 Ornithoglossum Salisb.

Description of the genus

Herbs with a deep corm. Stems with 3-12 distichous, sheathing leaves. Leaves linear, erecto-patent, canaliculate. Flowers few-many in a cincinnus, pendulous on long patent pedicels which recurve apically. Perianth segments 6, free, persistent. Stamens 6. Ovary 3-locular. Styles long-spreading, 3. Seeds spherical.

Worldwide: 8 species from South Africa north to Tanzania

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
viride (L.f.) Dryand. ex W.T.AitonSE
vulgare B. Nord.N,SW,SEDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Mozambique: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Zambia: Ornithoglossum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ornithoglossum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ornithoglossum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ornithoglossum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ornithoglossum
Wikipedia: Ornithoglossum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ornithoglossum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ornithoglossum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Ornithoglossum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=330, retrieved 14 August 2022

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