Arnold Trachtenberg
Sun, 17 Feb 2008 14:12:55 PST

 From Kubitzki " The Families and Genera of Vascular", Vol. III   
Flowering Plants  Monocotyledons

Tripladenia D. Don, Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 1: 46 (1839); Clifford and 
Conran, Fl. Australia 45; 416 (1987)

"Erect herb with a knotty scaly rhizome. Leaves distichous, 
ovate-lanceolate, with half clasping cordate base. 
Flowers pedicellate, solitary or few together in axillary pedunculate 
cymes.  Perianth pink or mauve; tepals discrete, basally with stalked 
nectariferous glands.  Anthers extrorse.  Style simple below, 3 branched 
above.  Capsule loculicidal, pyriform-rounded, somewhat fleshy; seeds 
globose, strophiolate. 2n = 14.  Only one species T. cunninghamii D. 
Don, confined to rain forest and wet sclerophyll forest of eastern 
Australia.  ( Previously often confused with Schelhammera multiflora, q.v.)


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