Scientific Name:
Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis (F.M.Leight.) F.M.Leight., J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 4: 21 (1965)
  • Agapanthus orientalis F.M.Leight. in Adamson, J. S. African Bot. 5: 57–58 (1939)
Vernacular Name(s):

Robust, evergreen, forming dense clumps to 60 cm high, with thick elongate rhizome. Leaves to 20 on each shoot, 20–70 × 1.5–5.5 cm. ± leathery, arching, canaliculate. Flowers light blue, or white, in many- flowered umbels, 4–4.5 cm long, to 7 cm diam.; tube c. 1.5 cm long; lobes spreading; pedicels 4–9 cm long. Capsule 3–4 cm long.

[From: Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3 as Agapanthus orientalis Leighton]

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Parsons, M.J.; Douglass, P.; Macmillan, B.H. 1998: Current Names List for wild Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons (except Grasses) of New Zealand as used in Herbarium CHR. Version 1, to 31 Dec 1995. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand.
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