Baeometra

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennial herbs with tunicate corms. Roots fibrous. Leaves annual, linear with tubular, sheathing base, cauline. Inflorescence a scapose, terminal bracteate raceme sometimes reduced to a solitary flower. Flowers bisexual; perianth segments subequal, free, clawed; stamens 6, attached to perianth near base, filaments filiform, anthers dorsifixed, versatile, dehiscing by lateral slits; ovary superior, 3-locular, ovules numerous; styles 3, filiform. Fruit a septicidal trigonous capsule; seeds numerous, brown.

A monotypic South African genus; naturalised in WA and 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.
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Liliales
family Colchicaceae
Higher taxa
genus Baeometra
Subordinate taxa