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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 310. 1753
Reference Krause in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 15a:282. 1930.
Synonym Stellarioides Medic. Acta Acad. Theod.-palat. 6:Phys. 369. 1790. Phalanganthus Schrank, apud Haw. Syn. P1. Succ. 67. 1819. Blephanthera Raf. Fl. Tellur. 2:59. 1836. Endogona Raf. loc. cit. 27. 1836. Obsitila Raf. loc. cit. 1836. Trachinema Raf. loc. cit. 1836. Licinia Raf. loc. cit. 3:57. 1836.
Description Subscapose herbs from a relatively short vertical rhizome producing numerous fleshy roots; leaves chiefly in a basal rosette, those of the flowering stem remote and greatly reduced, narrowly lanceolate to linear, parallel-veined; inflorescence terminating the flowering scape, simply racemose or occasionally branched at the base; flowers solitary or in pairs or small fascicles in the axils of scarious or slightly foliaceous bracts; perianth segments 6, free and essentially equal, 3- to 7- nerved; stamens 6, hypogynous, the anthers free at anthesis, sagittate; pistil 3- celled, the style simple, the stigma subcapitate; fruit a 3- to several-seeded capsule.
Key . Flowers yellow, 1.2-1.5 cm. long- - - . 1. A. ECHEANDIOIDES aa. Flowers white, 0.6-0.7 cm. long _ - _ - 2. A. MACROPHYLLUM
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