Kniphofia 


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Kniphofia . Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000020094. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

Morphology

Leaves rosulate or rarely distichous, linear, tapering gradually to the apex, usually keeled beneath and channeled above; margin smooth to serrulate

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    Inflorescence a dense or lax subspicate raceme on a stout erect simple (rarely abnormally branched) terminal peduncle; bracts scarious, persistent; pedicels usually shorter than the bracts or almost absent, articulated at the apex; flowers spreading or pendulous, white, yellow, brownish or various shades of red, often redder towards the apex of the inflorescence so giving a bicolourous appearance tothe whole

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    Perianth-tube campanulate to cylindrical; lobes 6, short, subequal

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    Stamens 6, usually as long as or longer than the perianth, the 3 opposite the inner segments longer than the others

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    Ovary sessile, ovoid, with many ovules per locule; style subequal to the stamens and usually exserted; stigma minute, capitate

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    Capsule subglobose to triquetrous

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    Seeds somewhat flattened, acutely 3-angled or winged; endosperm fleshy.

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    Perennial herbs, caespitose or solitary from a thick simple or branched rhizome, rarely with a stem

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    Rhizome horizontal, with erect slender or corm-like branches; the nodes distant in solitary plants and closely spaced in caespitose (clump-forming) plants.

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    Perennial herbs, solitary or caespitose, mostly acaulescent.

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    Leaves rosulate to subdistichous, linear, usually keeled; margins entire or serrulate.

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    Stamens 6, as long as or longer than the perianth at anthesis, the 3 inner stamens longer than the outer.

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    Ovary sessile, ovoid, 3-locular; ovules many in each locule; style filiform, ± equalling the stamens at anthesis, usually becoming exserted; stigma minute, capitate.

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    Inflorescence a dense or lax subspicate raceme of usually numerous flowers on a simple (rarely branched), erect, leafless, stout or somewhat slender, terminal peduncle (scape); peduncle occasionally with 1–3 sterile bracts below the inflorescence; racemes usually bicolorous and ± strongly red at the apex, grading through various shades of red to yellow or yellow-green or white beneath, or sometimes the racemes concolorous and ± uniformly red or greenish-yellow; bracts persistent, scarious, longer than the pedicels; pedicels short or almost absent, lengthening in fruit, articulated at the apex; flowers patent or pendulous, usually with a red pigment conspicuous in the buds, young flowers and flower-tips, this pigment usually ± quickly fading in the maturing flowers.

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    Perianth segments ± fused; tube campanulate to cylindrical or somewhat funnel-shaped; lobes unequal.

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    Capsule globose to ovoid, triquetrous.

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    Seeds ovoid, somewhat flattened, acutely 3-angled or winged.

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