Tecophilaeaceae or the Cyanella family in order Asparagales used to be included in Liliaceae. It includes 8 genera and about 25 species. These are mainly Southern Hemisphere genera although there is one genus with one species from North America (California). The rootstock is a corm and the flowers are solitary or arranged on a simple or branched raceme. Flowers are yellow, white, violet, or blue and have six tepals and six stamens and a half-inferior three chambered ovary. The fruit is a capsule and the seeds are black, ovoid and often wrinkled.
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