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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/29/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. Pl. 1193. 1753.
Synonym Peronia de la Roche in Redoute, Liliac. 6: pl. 342. 1812. Malacarya Raf. in Amer. Month. Mag. 190. 1819. Spirostalis Raf. Fl. Tellur. 4:51. 1836.
Description Rhizomatous caulescent perennial herbs; leaves 2-ranked, both basal and cauline; inflorescence laxly paniculate, the rachis closely and sharply zig-zag; bracts more or less foliaceous, caducous immediately after anthesis; sepals 3, free and equal; corolla with a very short tube, the lobes 3, equal, hyaline; fertile stamen 1, somewhat petaloid; staminodia 3, the outer solitary, conspicuously petalaceous; ovary inferior, 1-celled; fruit nut-like and indehiscent, 1-seeded.
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