Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Dioscoreales

Taccaceae

Description of the family

Perennial herb with tuberous or creeping rhizome. Leaves radical, entire or deeply lobed. Flowers umbellate, bisexual, actinomorphic; bracts forming an involucre, the outer broad, the inner (in ours) long and thread-like. Perianth: tube short; lobes 6 in two rows. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior, 1-locular; style short, the three stigmas often petaloid and reflexed over the style. Fruit a berry or rarely opening by valves. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 10 species, tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Tacca leontopetaloides

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Tacca J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Taccaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Taccaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Taccaceae
Flora of Zambia: Taccaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Taccaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Taccaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=215, retrieved 24 May 2016

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