Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Bulbous perennial herbs. Roots fleshy-fibrous. Leaves annual, numerous, linear, distichous. Inflorescences several per plant, scapose, usually single-flowered with 2 subtending spathe-bracts; flowers bisexual; perianth segments fused in lower half, spreading above; stamens 6, inserted at 2 levels on the tube, filaments filiform, anthers dorsifixed, dehiscing introrsely; ovary superior, subglobose; style filiform, stigma shortly 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds numerous.

About 10 species, from South America; 1 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.
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
Higher taxa
genus Ipheion
Subordinate taxa