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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 290. 1753
Synonym Hymenocallis Salisb. in Trans. Hort. Soc. Lond. 1:338. 1812. Nemepiodon Raf. Fl. Tellur. 4:22. 1836. Siphotoima Raf. loc. cit. 1836. Toumodon Raf. loc. cit. 1836. Choretis Herb. Amaryll. 219. t. 35. 1837. Hymenocalyx Herb. ex Houll. in Rev. Hortic. 40:418. 1869.
Description Moderately large scapose herbs with tunicated bulbs and rather fleshy basal leaves; inflorescence scapose, umbelliform, involucrate, bearing few to several showy sessile flowers; perianth salverform, with a very narrow tube and six spread- ing narrowly linear lobes; stamens inserted on the margin of a very conspicuous turbinate corona, the free portion of the filaments long and very slender; anthers linear, versatile; ovary inferior, 3-celled; fruit a fairly large, tardily dehiscent capsule.
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