Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 6
Specimens with Sequences: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 2
Public Records: 4
Public Species: 2
Apodolirion is a genus of herbaceous, perennial and bulbous plants in the Amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae, subfamily Amaryllidoideae). It consists of 6 species distributed in South Africa. The name Apodolirion cames from the Greek and means "stemless flower" and describes the fact that these species have almost sessile flowers.
- Apodolirion amyanum D. Muller-Doblies
- Apodolirion bolusii Baker
- Apodolirion buchananii Baker
- Apodolirion cedarbergense D. Muller-Doblies
- Apodolirion lanceolatum (L.f.) Benth.
- Apodolirion macowanii Baker
A. buchananii (known as "Natal Crocus") is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is a small plant with solitary flowers, that bloom in spring.
- Müller-Doblies, D. 1986. De Liliifloris notulae 3. Enumeratio specierum generum Gethyllis et Apodolirion (Amaryllidaceae). Willdenowia. 15: 465-471.
- Germishuizen, G. Fabian, A. 1997. Wild flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeberg.
- Pooley, E. 1998. A Field Guide to Wild Flowers KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.
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