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Published In: Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda 51. 1762. (Sp. Pl. (ed. 2)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. I. Ali & Brian Mathew
General/Distribution: A genus with c. 45 species, all from the Cape Province of South Africa; represented in Pakistan by one ornamental species.


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Perennial herbs. Corms with papery or fibrous tunics. Stem simple or branched. Leaves mostly basal, distichous, linear, lanceolate or thread like, usually with a false midrib. Inflorescence a spike or panicle of spikes; spike with 2-many flowers, 2-ranked or spirally arranged. Bracts longer than ovaries. Perianth gamophyllous, infundibuliform or salver-shaped, lobes ( equal. Stamens 3, attached to the throat of the hypanthial tube or within it. Filaments free or connate at the base. Ovary bilocular, axile placentation; style thread-like, longer than stamens, stigma 3-fid. Fruit a membranous 3-valved capsule. Seeds angular.

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