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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Tecophilaeaceae
Genus: Cyanastrum
Species: C. cordifolium – C. goetzeanum – C. johnstonii

Cyanastrum Oliv. , Hooker's Icon. Pl. 20: t. 1965 (1891)

Type species: Cyanastrum cordifolium Oliv., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 20: t. 1965 (1891)


Schoenlandia Cornu, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 43: 21 (1896)


Oliver, D. 1891. Hooker's Icones Plantarum Pl. 20: t. 1965. BHL.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Cyanastrum in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Dec.. 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Cyanastrum. Published online. Accessed: Dec. 2 2014. 2014. Cyanastrum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Dec. 2.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Cyanastrum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Cyanastrum is a genus of plants in the family Tecophilaeaceae, native to tropical Africa. It contains three currently recognized species.[2]

Cyanastrum has a corm that lacks a protective tunic. The leaf and the inflorescence emerge from different corm-scales, and are present at different times. The leaf has a short stalk, is basal and is usually single. The inflorescence is a raceme, often with no bracts, the tepals are blue and the flowers have parts in sixes.[3]

The following species are recognized:[2]

Cyanastrum cordifolium Oliv. -- Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa)
Cyanastrum goetzeanum Engl. -- Tanzania
Cyanastrum johnstonii Baker in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.) -- Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa)


Oliver, Daniel. 1891. Hooker's Icones Plantarum v 20, t. 1965, Cyanastrum cordifolium
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Cyanastrum
Klaus Kubitzki (2013). Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Lilianae (except Orchidaceae). Springer Science & Business Media. p. 434. ISBN 978-3-662-03533-7.

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