Schizocarphus Van der Merwe

Description of the genus

Fairly robust geophytes. Bulb up to 80 mm in diameter, plate plane with a dense ring of branched roots; bulb leaves imbricate, compact, tunic fibrous. Leaves linear to narrowly lanceolate, glabrous. Inflorescence many-flowered dense racemes on 1-2 erect pubescent scapes, bracts narrow. Tepals free, stellate, light blue or greenish to white. Fruit a globose capsule. Seeds ovoid, black.

Worldwide: One species from East Africa to South Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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nervosus (Burch.) Van der MerweNDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Schizocarphus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Schizocarphus
Flora of Mozambique: Schizocarphus
Flora of Zambia: Schizocarphus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schizocarphus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schizocarphus
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schizocarphus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schizocarphus
JSTOR Plant Science: Schizocarphus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schizocarphus
Plants of the World Online: Schizocarphus
Tropicos: Schizocarphus
Wikipedia: Schizocarphus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Schizocarphus., retrieved 2 December 2023

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