Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet
L., Sp. Pl. 964 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Perennial herbs with tuberous rootstocks; leaves net-veined, petioles sheathing at the base.
Inflorescence a dense-flowered simple spadix supported at its base by a leaf-like or coloured bract the spathe, the upper part of the spadix without flowers; flowers all unisexual, in the lower part female with only the lowest fertile, in the upper part male of which the upper are sterile; perianth absent; ovary 1-celled, stigmas sessile. (Descriptions from Symon (1964) Trans. R.Soc. S. Aust. 88:5).
15 species from Europe and the Mediterranean.
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