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Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Corms, Tubers, Sap clear

Stems: contracted, 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 - linear or filiform (grass-like), Leaves - venetion parallel, Leaves - soft, Leaves - margins entire

Inflorescence: terminal, bracteate, racemes, spikes, Flowers sessile

Flowers: Flowers unisexual, Flowers bisexual, Perianth present, Flowers small, Flowers 3 merous, Flowers 4 merous, Flowers zygomorphic, Flowers asymmetric, Floral bracteoles present

Sepals/Tepals: Sepals distinguishable from petals, Sepals colored (not green), Sepals separate

Petals/Tepals: Petals 4, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow

Stamens: Stamens 1

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

Fruit: Fruit - capsule

Seeds: Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - surface rough or ribbed, Seeds - round or ellipsoid


 

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