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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/28/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/28/2012)
Genus NEOMARICA Sprague
PlaceOfPublication Kew Bull. Misc. Inf. 1928:280. 1928.
Synonym Marica Herb. in Bot. Mag. pl. 3809. 1840, non Schreb. Galathea Liebm. in Ind. Sem. Hort. Haun. 26. 1855.
Description Rhizomatous Iris-like herbs; leaves ensiform, distichous, flabellate, basal; flow- ering scape terminated by a large foliaceous spathe, the short flowering peduncle appearing lateral, frequently nodding, bearing few to several rather handsome white or blue flowers; perianth tube obsolete, the 6 lobes in 2 very dissimilar series, the outer obovate, spreading, the inner much smaller, pandurate, ascending, more or less convolute; stamens short, erect, the filaments distinct; pistil club- shaped, 3-celled; style subulate at the base, cyathiform with 3 prominent angles in the upper half, style crests lanceolate with the transverse stigmas at their base; capsule oblong, 3-valved, containing numerous arillate seeds.
Key a. Plants 6-8 dm. tall, the leaves and scapes with a single very definite midrib; inflorescences 2- to 5-flowered, the outer spathes 3.0-3.5 cm. long-1. N. GRACILIS aa. Plants 12-15 dm. tall, the leaves and scapes without definite midrib; inflorescences 3- to 6-flowered, the outer spathes 7-13 cm. long - 2. N. CAERULEA
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