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Nartheciaceae

Habit: Terrestrial, Herbaceous, Perennials

Roots: Rhizomes, Corms, Stolons or runners, Sap clear

Stems: elongate, contracted, rounded, solid

Leaves: Leaves - sheathing at base, Leaves - sheath open, Leaves - simple, 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, bracteate, racemes, spikes, 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 united into tube, Petals basally united, Petals mostly separate, Petals white (to pinkish), Petals yellow, Petals greenish

Stamens: Stamens 6 (3+3), Stamen filaments hairy

Pistil: Carpels separate (apocarpous), Carpels united, Carpels partially united, Carpels 3, Ovary superior, Ovary inferior, Ovary on gynophore, Styles 1, Stigma terminal capitate or trilobed, Locules 1, Placentation axile

Fruit: Fruit - follicle, Fruit - capsule

Seeds: Seeds - numerous per locule, Seeds - surface +/- smooth, Seeds - round or ellipsoid, Seeds - angulate


 

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