Apodolirion

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Apodolirion
Apodolirion buchanii.jpg
Apodolirion buchanii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Genus: Apodolirion
Baker[1]
Species

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Apodolirion is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae[2]). It consists of 6 species distributed in South Africa. The name Apodolirion comes from the Greek and means "stemless flower" and describes the almost sessile flowers of these species.

Species[edit]

The list of Apodolirion species, with their complete scientific name, authority, and geographic distribution is given below.[3]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Baker 1878.
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae 
  3. ^ Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. World Checklist of Monocotyledons: Apodolirion . Accessed May 16, 2009.

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