963.000 Gloriosa L.

Maroyi, A. (2012) The genus Gloriosa (Colchicaceae) - ethnobotany, phylogeny and taxonomy Wageningen University, Netherlands

Description of the genus

Perennial herb, sometimes climbing or scrambling. Tubers L-shaped, the new growth from the tips of one or both lobes. Leaves cauline, ovate, alternate, less often opposite or whorled, sessile; apex attenuate into a recurved tendril. Flowers in upper part of stem on long pedicels. Perianth of 6 free, equal, ovate-acuminate, yellow to red or variously bicoloured, reflexed segments; margin sinuate or not. Filaments spreading. Ovary 3-locular with numerous ovules; style filiform, bent sharply outwards at base with 3 short arms. Capsule ovoid or cylindric, 3-valved, septicidally dehiscent. Seeds spherical, bright red.

Worldwide: c. 3 species in tropical Africa and Asia

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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sessiliflora Nordal & M.G. Bingham Description, Image
superba L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Gloriosa:

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Flora of Botswana: Gloriosa
Flora of Malawi: Gloriosa
Flora of Mozambique: Gloriosa
Flora of Zambia: Gloriosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gloriosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gloriosa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gloriosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gloriosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gloriosa
Wikipedia: Gloriosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gloriosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gloriosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Gloriosa.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=326, retrieved 5 December 2022

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