Aloiampelos

in Olwen, M.G., Klopper, R.R., Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Ronsted, N. & Van Wyk, A.E., Phytotaxa 76 (1): 10 (2013) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Shrubby or climbing perennials; roots fibrous. Leaves spirally arranged, separated by distinct internodes, stem-sheathing, linear-lanceolate, thin, flat; margins dentate, usually spiny. Inflorescence axillary, racemose, subspicate, or capitate, usually unbranched. Flowers bisexual, subtended by bracts, slightly zygomorphic, pedicellate; perianth segments in two series, usually united; stamens 6, exserted or included; style filiform, exceeding anthers, stigma usually capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds triquetrous to flattened, sometimes winged.  

10 species in South Africa, widely cultivated; 1 naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-04-17
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
genus Aloiampelos
Subordinate taxa