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.
More sample images from the Taccaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
|Tacca J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Taccaceae:Flora of Mozambique
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for TaccaceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Taccaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=215, retrieved 19 May 2013