Trachyandra

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Rhizomatous perennial herbs. Roots fibrous or tuberous. Leaves usually basal, linear, flat, perennial. Inflorescence a bracteate raceme or panicle; flowers bisexual, perianth segments equal, spreading, free or fused at base, 1-nerved; stamens 6, filaments subulate, scabrid, anthers dorsifixed; ovary superior, trilocular, ovules 2–16 per locule, style filiform, stigma capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds angled, black.

About 50 species from Africa; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
genus Trachyandra
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