Arnold Trachtenberg
Mon, 06 Jun 2005 18:08:18 PDT
"Herbs with non truncated corm, bearing leaf and inflorescence 
separately, each surrounded by different cataphylls; leaves usually 
solitary, basal, petiolate, with + or - cordate base; inflorescence a 
raceme; bracts and bracteoles sometimes absent; tepals blue; stamens 6, 
equal; pollen non operculate; ovary semiinferior, with sunken style; 
ovules 2 per carpel; seeds large, ovoid, yellow to brown, deeply pitted 
with 'chalazosperm'. Three spp., topical Africa."

"The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants" edited by Kubitzki


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