Schelhammera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous, erect to prostrate, branched perennial herbs. Roots fibrous with occasional small tubers. Stems and leaves perennial, leaves several, distichous, lanceolate, cauline. Inflorescence a terminal ebracteate cymose umbel, or flowers single in upper axils. Flowers bisexual; perianth segments free, convolute around adjacent stamens in bud; stamens 6, filaments expanded at base, anthers basifixed, dehiscing by longitudinal slits; ovary superior, 3-locular, ovules in 2 rows, 4–6 per loculus; style 3-branched, stigmas minute. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds ovoid, angular, strophiolate, brown.

2 species, both in Australia, 1 extending to New Guinea; 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 Liliales
family Colchicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Schelhammera
Subordinate taxa