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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Liliaceae
Nothoscordum

Citation: Kunth, Enum. Pl. 4:457 (1843).

Derivation: Greek nothos, false; skordon, garlic.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Leaves basal; bulb surrounded by basal bulbils.

Flowers pedicellate, in a terminal simple umbel, enclosed before flowering in a spathe consisting of 1 or 2 scarious bracts; perianth-segments 6, fused to form a short tube at the base, 1-nerved; stamens inserted at the base of the segments, the filaments all simple; anthers versatile; ovary 3-celled; style undivided, short.

Capsule small, trigonous, with 4-12 black seeds in each cell.

Distribution:  About 35 species, native to America.

Biology: Does not have the onion-scent characteristic of Allium to which it is closely related.

Author: Not yet available


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