Corynotheca

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, rhizomatous perennials. Roots fibrous, sometimes rather fleshy. Leaves few, reduced to bracts shortly above base. Inflorescence a panicle. Flowers bisexual, solitary or in few-flowered clusters; perianth segments free, subequal, spirally twisting after anthesis, sepals shortly hooded, with an adaxial apical appendage; stamens 6, shortly basally fused to and shorter than perianth segments, filaments sometimes papillate, anthers basifixed; ovary superior, 3-locular; ovules 2 per locule; style filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a tardily dehiscent capsule or indehiscent nutlet; seeds oblong, angular, black, arillate.

6 species, endemic to Australia, principally of semi-arid areas; 1 species in Victoria.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. 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 Corynotheca
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