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  Agapanthus africanus
 
  Family: AMARYLLIDACEAE
  Citation:  Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffmanns., Verz. Pfl.-Kult. 35. 1824. Crinum africanum L., Sp. Pl. 292. 1753. Mauhlia africana (L.) Dahl, Observ. Bot. 26. 1787. Crinum floridum Salisb., Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 228. 1796, nom. superfl. Tulbaghia africana (L.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. 2: 718. 1891. Abumon africanum (L.) Britton, Fl. Bermuda 72. 1918.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): African lily
  Description: Perennial herbs from a short, creeping rootstock with numerous thick roots. Leaves many, radical, lorate, to 75 x 3.5 cm, apex obtuse. Scape to 100 cm, erect, angled. Umbel terminal, to 20 cm wide, subtended by 2 foliaceous bracts to 5 x 3.5 cm. Flowers up to 50 to the umbel; pedicel to 7 cm, each subtended by a foliaceous bracteole. Perianth petaloid, deep blue to white, gamophyllous, to 4.5 cm wide; tube 2 cm; lobes 3+3, oblanceolate, to 3.5 x 1 cm spreading. Stamens 6, inserted at throat of tube; filaments to 4.5 cm, blue, twisted; anthers introrse, versatile. Ovary superior, oblong, to 1.2 cm, angled and 3 celled with numerous ovules, on axile placentae; style slender, to 3.5 cm, blue. Capsule 3-sided, to 3 x 1.2 cm; seeds numerous, minute.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Blue, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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