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Strumariinae is one of four subtribes within the tribe Amaryllideae (subfamily Amaryllidoideae, family Amaryllidaceae), found in southern Africa.[2][3]

Strumariinae
Hessea gemmata1.jpg
Strumaria gemmata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Amaryllidoideae
Tribe: Amaryllideae
Subtribe: Strumariinae
Traub ex D.Müll.-Doblies & U.Müll.-Doblies[1]
Type genus
Strumaria
Genera

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DescriptionEdit

 
Crossyne guttata, showing prostrate leaves

The leaves are often prostrate (on the ground). The flowers may be zygomorphic or actinomorphic, and may or may not have a perigone tube. The stamens are connate (fused) into a tube at their proximal end. However Strumaria has one whorl of the stamens fused to the style. The fruit is dehiscent with seeds that have a well-developed integument that is chlorophyllous with a stomatose testa.[2]

TaxonomyEdit

PhylogenyEdit

Strumariinae are placed within Amaryllideae as follow:

These are phylogenetically related as follows:

Tribe Amaryllideae

Subtribe Amaryllidinae

Subtribe Boophoninae

Subtribe Strumariinae

Subtribe Crininae

SubdivisionEdit

Strumariinae consists of six genera, related as follows, with number of species in each genus in (parentheses):[2]

Strumariinae

Nerine (~23)

Brunsvigia (~23)

Namaquanula (2)

Hessea (13)

Strumaria (24)

Crossyne (2)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bot. Jahrb. 107: 18. 1985 emend Meerow & Snijman, 2001
  2. ^ a b c Meerow & Snijman 2001.
  3. ^ Vigneron 2008.

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