Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae

Alstroemeriaceae - Alstroemeria family

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the family

Erect or climbing herbs, with leafy stems. Leaves alternate, entire, often resupinate. Inflorescence a terminal bracteate cluster or raceme. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth-segments in 2 whorls. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 5 genera and 150 species in C and S America, especially the Andes

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 3 cultivated taxa.

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Alstroemeria L.

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alstroemeriaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Alstroemeriaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=245, retrieved 24 October 2014

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