Apodolirion

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Apodolirion
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Apodolirion
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Apodolirion is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae[1]). It consists of 6 species distributed in South Africa. The name Apodolirion cames from the Greek and means "stemless flower" and describes the fact that these species have almost sessile flowers.

Species[edit]

The list of Apodolirion species, with their complete scientific name, authority, and geographic distribution is given below.[2]

Uses[edit]

A. buchananii (known as "Natal Crocus") is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is a small plant with solitary flowers, that bloom in spring.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Müller-Doblies, D. 1986. De Liliifloris notulae 3. Enumeratio specierum generum Gethyllis et Apodolirion (Amaryllidaceae). Willdenowia. 15: 465-471.
  • Germishuizen, G. Fabian, A. 1997. Wild flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg.
  • Pooley, E. 1998. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae 
  2. ^ Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. World Checklist of Monocotyledons: Apodolirion . Accessed May 16, 2009.

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