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Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus inapertus

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Agapanthoideae
Genus: Agapanthus
Sectio: A. sect. Agapanthus
Species: Agapanthus inapertus
Subspecies: A. i. subsp. hollandii – A. i. subsp. inapertus – A. i. subsp. intermedius – A. i. subsp. parviflorus – A. i. subsp. pendulus

Agapanthus inapertus Beauverd (1910)

Beauverd, G. 1910. Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, sér. 2, 2: 179, 194 [1], [2].
Leighton, F.M. 1965. J. South African Bot.


Hassler, M. 2018. Agapanthus inapertus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Agapanthus inapertus. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 20 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Agapanthus inapertus in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 20. 2018. Agapanthus inapertus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 20.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agapanthus inapertus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Agapanthus inapertus, the Drakensberg agapanthus, drooping agapanthus, or closed African lily,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Amaryllidaceae, native to open grasslands, forest margins and mountainous, rocky areas of Mozambique, Eswatini (Swaziland), and South Africa (Transvaal and Natal).[2][3]

Growing to 1.5 m (4.9 ft), this herbaceous perennial produces umbels of flowers in shades of deep blue, in late Summer. The individual flowers remain barely open. It is a popular garden plant, The cultivar A. inapertus subsp. hollandii 'Sky' has an attractive drooping habit, and has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4][5]

Agapanthus inapertus subsp. hollandii (F.M.Leight.) F.M.Leight.
Agapanthus inapertus subsp. intermedius F.M.Leight.
Agapanthus inapertus subsp. pendulus (L.Bolus) F.M.Leight.[6]


"Agapanthus inapertus". RHS. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Beauverd, Gustave. 1912. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Genève, Sér. 2 2: 179
"Agapanthus inapertus subsp. hollandii 'Sky'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. November 2018. p. 107. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
"Agapanthus inapertus". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – via The Plant List.

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