L., Sp. Pl. 292 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: After a beautiful mythical Greek shepherdess.
Tall bulbous herbs; leaves long, broad-linear, basal, distichous at first, produced after the flowers.
Flowers large, white or pink, pedicellate in an umbel which is at first enclosed in a spathe of 2 broad membranous bracts at the summit of a stout leafless scape; perianth deciduous, with a short funnel-shaped tube and 6 nearly equal lobes; corona 0; stamens 6, inserted in the throat of the tube; the anthers versatile, linear; style flliform, long; stigma capitate; ovary 3-celled, with many axile ovules in each cell.
Capsule opening irregularly, with few seeds.
1 species native to South Africa.
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