Disporum Salisb.
  • Trans. Hort. Soc. London 1: 331. 1812.


This taxon is accepted by Colchicaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1.

General Description

Herbs perennial, often shortly rhizomatous, sometimes long stoloniferous, often glabrous, sometimes scabrous. Roots fleshy. Stem erect, simple or branched in distal part, with 1 to several sheaths proximally. Leaves concentrated in distal part of stem, alternate, often shortly petiolate, sometimes sessile, linear to suborbicular, 3--7-veined. Inflorescences terminal or pseudolateral (terminal on a short, lateral branchlet opposite a leaf), umbellate or with flowers paired or solitary; bract absent. Flowers bisexual, often nodding, sometimes horizontal, tubular-campanulate to opening flat. Tepals 6, free, white, greenish, yellow, pink, dark red, or dark purple, often saccate or spurred at base. Stamens 6, inserted at base of tepals; filaments usually slightly flat; anthers basifixed to innate, extrorse. Ovary 3-loculed; ovules 2--6 per locule. Style filiform, 3-lobed to 3-fid apically with ± recurved lobes. Fruit a berry, dark blue to black, 2(--6)-seeded. Seeds globose or ovoid.

"Fls perfect; tep 6, elongate, similar, distinct; stamens 6, inserted on the base of the perianth; filaments elongate; anthers linear-oblong, extrorse; ovules 2–6 per locule; style with 3 short, spreading stigmas, or undivided; fr a trilocular, ellipsoid to obpyriform, few-seeded berry; rhizomatous herbs, the stem forked above and bearing several sessile, reticulate-veiny lvs; fls rotate or campanulate, drooping or spreading, solitary or in small umbel-like clusters of 2 or 3 terminating the branches. 15, Asia and N. Amer. (Prosartes, the 5 N. Amer. spp., perhaps to be held as distinct)"

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