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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Liliaceae
Asphodelus

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 309 (1753).

Derivation: Greek asphodelos, some liliaceous plant.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Rootstock scarcely swollen; leaves all basal.

Inflorescence an often branched raceme of single flowers; perianth-segments 6, almost free, spreading, equal, oblong, 1-nerved; stamens 6, with filaments dilated and covering the ovary and with versatile introrse anthers; ovary 3-celled, with 2 ovules in each cell; style undivided, with a small 3-lobed stigma.

Capsule coriaceous, with 1 or 2 angular seeds in each cell.

Distribution:  About 12 species in the Mediterranean region and Asia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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