1167.010 Scadoxus Raf.


Description of the genus

Basal parts either a rhizome or a partly rhizomatous bulb. Petioles forming a false stem; lamina lanceolate to ovate. Scape solid, unwinged; involucral bracts 4 to many. Flowers numerous, red or pink. Fruit a spherical berry. Seeds 1-3.

Worldwide: 9 species in tropical Africa

Botswana: 2 taxa.

Scadoxus puniceus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
multiflorus (Martyn) Raf. subsp. multiflorus NDescription, Image
puniceus (L.) Friis & NordalSEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scadoxus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Scadoxus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Scadoxus
Flora of Malawi: Scadoxus
Flora of Mozambique: Scadoxus
Flora of Zambia: Scadoxus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scadoxus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Scadoxus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Scadoxus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=362, retrieved 30 May 2024

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