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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Cryptostephanus
Welw. ex Baker

Cryptostephanus is a genus of plants in the Amaryllidaceae family, from Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Namibia).[1] Its closest relative is Clivia, with which it shares some characters, including thick, fleshy roots, strap-like leaves, and fruit in the form of a berry.[2]



  1. ^ Kw World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Cryptostephanus
  2. ^ "Cryptostephanus". Pacific Bulb Society. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Duncan, G. "Cryptostephanus vansonii: a curious amaryllid from Zimbabwe."Veld Flora (Kirstenbosch) 88.1 (2002): 18-19.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bennett, R. K. "General Amaryllid Report, 1980. Notes on the genus Cryptostephanus Welw." Pl. Life 36.1-4 (1980): 102-108.

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