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Echeandia


Echeandia Ortega
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta Cronquist, Takhtajan & W. Zimmermann, 1966
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales Link, 1829
Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
Genus: Echeandia Ortega
For the city in Bolívar Province, Ecuador, see Echeandía.
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Hesperanthes (Baker) S.Watson[1]

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Echeandia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae.[2] It is named for Spanish botanist Pedro Gregorio Echeandía (1746–1817). Species in the genus are distributed from the Southwestern United States south to Northwestern Argentina, Southern Bolivia, and Southern Peru. They are herbaceous perennials with corms and enlarged storage roots.[3] The narrow leaves are held in basal rosettes. Flowers are in loose racemes[4] and may be yellow, orange, white or cream.[3]</div>

Selected species

Botanical Name

Echeandia Ortega, Nov. Pl. Descr. Dec.: 90. 1798.

Synonyms

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    • Hesperanthes S.Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 241. 1879.

Taxonomy

Higher Taxa

Species

Distribution


Map showing distribution of observations of Echeandia.

End Notes

References

  • Govaerts, R. (2006). World Checklist of Monocotyledons. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 2009 Mar 24 [1].
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  • URL: http://ZipcodeZoo.com/index.php/Echeandia
  • Primary Sources: Global Biodiversity Information Facility · The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011 · Wikipedia · Wikispecies · ZipcodeZoo.com.
  • Last revised: 2015-2-3. Last revision: ZZBot. 16172 bytes.

Footnotes

  1. "Genus: Echeandia Ortega". Germplasm Resources Information Network (United States Department of Agriculture). 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  2. Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Agavoideae  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cruden, Robert W. "Echeandia Ortega, Nov. Pl. Descr. Dec. 135, plate 18. 1800". Flora of North America (eFloras.org). Retrieved 2011-06-24. 
  4. Bryan, John E. (2002), Bulbs (2nd ed.), Timber Press, p. 218, ISBN 978-0-88192-529-6, retrieved 2011-06-21 
  5. Echeandia Report on ITIS
  6. "GRIN Species Records of Echeandia". Germplasm Resources Information Network (United States Department of Agriculture). Retrieved 2011-04-24.