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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/31/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Pl. Bras. Dec. 30. 1821.
Synonym Eucallias Raf. Fl. Tellur. 4:2 5. 1838. Jonghea Lemaire in Jard. Fleur. 2: under pI. i8i-i82. 1852. Cremobotrys Beer in Flora 37:348. 1854. Helicodea Lemaire in Ill. Hortic. 1 1:pl. 42i. 1864.
Description Plants stemless. Leaves usually few; sheaths large; blades spinose-serrate, often banded. Scape erect or decurved; scape-bracts red, thin. Inflorescence simple or compound. Flowers large, showy, usually sessile. Sepals free, erect. Petals free, nearly or quite regular, bearing 2 scales near base, claw long, blade narrow. Stamens exserted at anthesis. Pollen-grains with longitudinal folds but no pores. Epigynous tube large. Ovules many.
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