1272.000 Ferraria Burm. ex Mill.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Foliage leaves several, in a distichous fan. Inflorescence composed of several rhipidia; rhipidia several-flowered; spathes herbaceous. Flowers actinomorphic, often dull-coloured and speckled, usually unpleasantly scented. Style branches 3, flattened, finely fringed above; stigma lobe abaxial at base of the fringe. Anthers appressed to the style branches. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Ferraria glutinosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
glutinosa (Baker) RendleNDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Ferraria
Flora of Zambia: Ferraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ferraria

External websites:

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

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 Malawi: Genus page: Ferraria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=382, retrieved 24 April 2024

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