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Speirantha

(Genus)

Overview

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Herbs perennial, rhizomatous, with several sheaths surrounding leaf bases. Rhizome subascending, thick, with creeping, long, slender stolons. Leaves several, basal, slightly tufted, petiolate, gradually narrowed to base, many veined. Scape axillary, suberect, naked. Inflorescence a terminal raceme; bracts submembranous. Flowers bisexual; pedicel articulate apically. Tepals 6, free. Stamens 6, inserted at base of tepals; filaments filiform; anthers versatile. Ovary ovoid-globose, 3-loculed; ovules 3 or 4 per locule. Style slender; stigma small. Fruit a berry.

One species: China.[1]

Taxonomy

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The Genus Speirantha is a member of the Family Asparagaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Speirantha:

The Genus Speirantha is further organized into finer groupings including:

Footnotes

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  1. Liang Song-jun, Minoru N. Tamura "Speirantha". in Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 234. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.

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Last Revised: August 27, 2014
2014/08/27 07:59:56