Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Asparagales


Cowley, E.J. & Brummitt, R.K. (2001) Tecophilaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3)

Description of the family

Tuberous herbs, glabrous. Leaves spirally arranged on erect stems (cauline, in Walleria), or arising directly from the topmost of a vertical stack of tubers or corms (basal, in Cyanastrum). Flowers bisexual, hypogynous; perianth segments 6, pale blue or occasionally white, stamens 6. Capsule 3-lobed.

Worldwide: 8 genera and 26 species, Turkey to C Asia, Africa, S America, north to California.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Walleria nutans

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Walleria J. KirkDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Tecophilaeaceae
Flora of Malawi: Tecophilaeaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Tecophilaeaceae
Flora of Zambia: Tecophilaeaceae

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tecophilaeaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Tecophilaeaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=216, retrieved 27 November 2015

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