Anthericum L.
  • Sp. Pl.: 310 (1753) 


This taxon is accepted by eMonocot
Notes: Distribution: Europe to Turkey and N. Tanzania

General Description

Small herb with narrow conspicuously ciliate leaves.

Notes: [Further material is required to establish the identity of this plant.]

Herbs with short rhizomes and somewhat fleshy roots. Leaves basal, sessile, conduplicate, sheathing, linear. Flowers in pedunculate compound racemes, slender thyrses or the pedicels arising directly and umbel-like from a subterranean axis (A. angustifolium); pericladium developed or not; flowers single per node, subtended by a single bract; tepals free or shortly united basally, white. Anthers introrse, basifixed, filaments attached to tepal bases, smooth, inserted in a rimmed pit. Ovary small, ovoid; ovules 4-8 per locule. Capsule ovoid, seeds angular and minutely papillate.

Distribution

  • Mali:
    • : Banankalidoro to Bama (June) Chev. 938!

predominantly from Mediterranean and southern Central Europe, the Middle East, N and E African south to Tanzania; possibly in S America.

Literature

Sp. Pl. 310 (1753); F.T.A. 7: 477.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Specimens
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Northeast Tropical Africa Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Somalia
  • Northern Africa Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Western Sahara
  • Asia-Temperate Arabian Peninsula Yemen
  • Caucasus North Caucasus
  • Western Asia Turkey
  • Europe Eastern Europe Baltic States
  • Belarus
  • Central European Russia
  • Krym
  • Ukraine
  • Middle Europe Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Northern Europe Denmark
  • Sweden
  • Southeastern Europe Albania
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Romania
  • Turkey-in-Europe
  • Yugoslavia
  • Southwestern Europe France
  • Portugal
  • Spain

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 2 F.n. Hepper (1968) Liliaceae. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3(1)
  • 3 Conran, J.G. Anthericaceae. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Lilianae (excluding Orchidaceae) 114-121 (1998).

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