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Haemodoraceae R. Brown

Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Bulbs, Corms, Stolons or runners, Sap red or orange

Stems: elongate, rounded, solid

Leaves: Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - cauline, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - ensiform (sword-shaped), Leaves - unifacial, Leaves - 2-ranked (distichous), Leaves - spiral, Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: terminal, lateral or axillary, bracteate, cymes, racemes, spikes, panicles, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers: Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers large and showy, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Flowers zygomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

Sepals/Tepals: Tepals 6 (Sepals indistinguishable from petals)

Petals/Tepals: Petals 6, Petals united into tube, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow, Petals greenish, Petals orange to red

Stamens: Stamens 3

Pistil: Carpels united, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Ovary inferior, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 3, Placentation axile

Fruit: Fruit - capsule

Seeds: Seeds - few (2-10) per locule, Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - lacking tuft of hair, Seeds - surface rough or ribbed, Seeds - round or ellipsoid


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