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Hypoxidaceae R. Brown

Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Corms, Sap clear

Stems: contracted, rounded, solid

Leaves: Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, Leaves - basal (rosette), Leaves - alternate, Leaves - 3-ranked, Leaves - spiral, Leaves - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - blade broad, Leaves - blades plicate, Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: lateral or axillary, bracteate, scapose, flowers solitary, racemes, spikes, umbels, Flowers sessile, Flowers pedicellate

Flowers: Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers actinomorphic, Floral bracteoles present

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

Petals/Tepals: Petals 6, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow

Stamens: Stamens 6 (3+3)

Pistil: Carpels united, Carpels 3, 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, Seeds - black (phytomelan)


 

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