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Philydrum Banks


Description from Flora of China

Leaves distichous, ensiform. Spikes usually simple, pubescent. Perianth yellow, thin, 2 outer segments free, 2 inner ones basally ± adnate to filament. Anther coiled; pollen grains in tetrads. Ovary superior, 1-loculed. Capsule usually loculicidal. Seeds narrowly ovoid; testa spirally striate.

One species: China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam; N Australia.


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