Tricoryne

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, shortly rhizomatous perennial herbs. Aerial stems branched; leaves few or reduced to scales, basal or along stems. Inflorescence a terminal umbel. Flowers bisexual, pedicels articulate above midway, sepals and petals subequal, free, twisting spirally after anthesis; stamens 6, attached to perianth bases, filaments hairy below the anthers, anthers dorsifixed; ovary superior, 3-lobed, 3-locular, ovules few per locule; style filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a schizocarp with 1–3 mericarps, each with a single oblong, angular, black seed.

7 species in Australia, of which 1 extends to New Guinea; 2 in Victoria.

Source: Conran, J.G.; Walsh, N.G. (1994). Tricoryne. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
genus Tricoryne
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