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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/29/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/29/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Hamb. Gartenzeit. 5:225. 1849.
Synonym Marantopsis Koernicke in Bull. Soc. Nat. Moscow 351:97. 1862. Kerchovea Jorissenne in Belg. Hort. 32:201. 1882.
Description Rhizomatous caulescent perennial herbs; leaves chiefly basal, 2-ranked; in- florescence racemiform or paniculate, several- to many-flowered, the rachis closely and sharply zig-zag; bracts caducous, usually orange or yellowish, subtending small groups of inconspicuous sessile or subsessile flowers; sepals 3, free and equal; corolla with a very short tube, the lobes 3, nearly equal; fertile stamen 1, some- what petaloid; staminodia 4, rarely 2, the outer 2 petaloid, occasionally suppressed; ovary inferior, 1-celled; fruit a 1-seeded, loculicidally dehiscent capsule.
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