Kniphofia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Large tufted herbs; roots fibrous or somewhat fleshy. Leaves linear, tough, margins entire. Inflorescence a scapose terminal raceme. Flowers numerous, exceeding the small subtending bracts; perianth segments united into a floral tube; stamens 6, exserted or equalling perianth tube, free; ovary superior; style elongate, filiform, stigma minutely capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds triquetrous to flattened.

About 70 species in Africa, Madagascar and Arabia, widely cultivated as ornamentals; 1 naturalised in Australia and Victoria.

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