Agapanthus

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Agapanthus
Agapanthus flower
Agapanthus flower
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Agapanthaceae
Subfamily:Agapanthoideae
Genus:Agapanthus
Species

  Agapanthus africanus
  Agapanthus campanulatus
  Agapanthus inapertus
  Agapanthus praecox

The genus Agapanthus L'Hér. 1789, contains about twenty species of herbaceous perennials native to South Africa.

Generally Agapanthus was formerly classified in the family Alliaceae, but has recently been classified in the monogeneric family Agapanthaceae (See: Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium).

Members of the genus have funnel-shaped flowers, which show diverse bluish colours. They occur in many-flowered cymes on long, erect stems, which can grow up 1 m long. The basal leaves are curved, lanceolate, and are up to 60 cm long.

The genus contains the following species as well as a number of hybrids. Several varieties are widely cultivated as garden and landscape plants.

Species List

  • African Lily, also known as the African Tulip or Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus africanus
    • Agapanthus africanus ssp. walshii
  • African bluebell, also known as African Blue lily and Bell agapanthus, Agapanthus campanulatus
  • Agapanthus, Agapanthus caulescens
  • Codd's Agapanthus, also known as Blue Lily, Agapanthus coddii
  • Agapanthus comptonii
  • Agapanthus dyeri
  • Agapanthus giganteus
  • Agapanthus globosus
  • Agapanthus gracilis
  • Agapanthus hollandii
  • Drakensberg Agapanthus, also known as Drooping Agapanthus, Agapanthus inapertus
    • Agapanthus, Agapanthus inapertus ssp. pendulus
  • Agapanthus insignis
  • Agapanthus longispathus
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African Agapanthus (Agapanthus umbellatus)
from Curtis's Botanical Magazine (1800)
  • Agapanthus nutans
  • Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus orientalis
  • Agapanthus patens
  • Agapanthus pendulus
  • Common agapanthus, Blue lily Agapanthus praecox ( is a synonym of Agapanthus umbellatus)
    • Agapanthus praecox ssp. minimus
  • Agapanthus umbellatus
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African Lily (Agapanthus africanus)
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Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus praecox)


Reference

Indices Nominum Supragenericorum Plantarum Vascularium (http://www.life.umd.edu/emeritus/reveal/pbio/fam/inspv1.html)fr:Agapanthacée nl:Afrikaanse lelie

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