Belamcanda chinensis

(Linnaeus) de Candolle in P. J. Redouté

in P. J. Redouté, Liliac. 3(21): plate 121. 1805.

IntroducedIllustrated
Basionym: Ixia chinensis Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 36. 1753
Synonyms: Gemmingia chinensis (Linnaeus) Kuntze
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 396.

Plants 0.6–1 m. Rhizomes just below-ground level, horizontal, flesh usually orange. Stems usually 3–5-branched. Leaves 8–14 per stem; blade narrowly lanceolate, 1/2 to ± equaling stem, 10–20 mm wide, glaucous. Rhipidia usually 3–6-flowered; spathes ± equal, 10–20 mm. Tepals ascending proximally, ± spreading distally, light orange to reddish (rarely yellow), with large, irregularly scattered spots of darker pigment, lanceolate, 16–35 mm; filaments (6–) 10–12 mm; anthers 6–8 mm; ovary narrowly ovoid-3-angled, (4–) 6–8 mm; style 3-angled proximally, thickened in distal 1/2, dividing opposite anther apices, branches ca. 2 mm. Capsules ovoid, 18–26 mm, apex truncate. Seeds persisting on placentas after capsule dehiscence, black, ca. 4 mm diam., shiny.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Grassland, pastures, woodland clearings, disturbed limestone glades, rocky outcrops

Distribution

Introduced; Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Md., Mich., Miss., Mo., Nebr., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Va., W.Va., w Asia

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
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0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
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cauline +  and basal +
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