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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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