Leucojum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Bulbous perennial herbs. Roots fibrous. Leaves annual, several, linear, basal. Inflorescence a scapose, terminal umbel, subtended by a boat-shaped spathe; flowers bisexual, pedicellate, campanulate, nodding; perianth segments free or united basally; stamens 6, inserted on a fleshy disc, filaments filiform, anthers dehiscing apically by pores; ovary inferior, 3-locular; ovules several per locule; style filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a capsule; seeds numerous, black.

10 species, from Europe, northern Africa and south-west Asia; 1 widely cultivated and naturalised in Australia.

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
Higher taxa
genus Leucojum
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