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Acaulescent herbs with an asymmetrical corm. Leaves 2-many, distichous, canaliculate with a broad sheathing base. Flowers 1-many in a terminal capitulum surrounded by, often large, green or colourful petaloid bracts. Perianth segments 6, free, ovate-acuminate. Ovary 3-locular, deeply 3-sulcate. Capsule 3-sulcate. Seeds spherical or angled , minutely verrucose.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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