Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Liliales

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 Central and South America, especially the Andes

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 3 cultivated taxa.

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Alstroemeria L.Description

Other sources of information about Alstroemeriaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alstroemeriaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alstroemeriaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alstroemeriaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alstroemeriaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Alstroemeriaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alstroemeriaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Alstroemeriaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alstroemeriaceae
Wikipedia: Alstroemeriaceae
Plants of the World Online: Alstroemeriaceae
Tropicos: Alstroemeriaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Alstroemeriaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=245, retrieved 29 November 2023

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