Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Shortly rhizomatous perennial herbs. Roots fleshy-fibrous. Leaves tufted, linear, distichous. Inflorescence a scapose umbel subtended by 2 bracts. Flowers bisexual, perianth segments united at base; stamens 6, basally fused to perianth segments, filaments filiform, anthers dorsifixed, dehiscing introrsely; ovary superior, 3-locular, ovules numerous; stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds winged, angular, black.

About 10 species, in southern Africa; 1 naturalised in Australia.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
Higher taxa
genus Agapanthus
Subordinate taxa