Colchicaceae DC.
  • Essai Propr. Méd. Pl. 56. 1804. (Jul 1804)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Colchicaceae DC. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-7000000142. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

Morphology

Leaves basal or cauline, alternate, sometimes opposite and clustered, simple, entire, sessile, often basally sheathing the stem, the leaf apex sometimes ending in a tendril

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    Stem erect or scandent, simple or branched, sometimes almost absent

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    Perrenial herbs, with a tunicated bulb-like or stoloniferous corm

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    Stamens 6; filaments free or inserted at the base of the perianth segments, filiform, sometimes thickened; anthers basifixed or dorsifixed, versatile, usually dehiscing extrorsely by longitudinal slits, sometimes latrorsely to introrsely

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    Perianth segments 6, equal, free or basally connate into a tube, sometimes with a basal nectary

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    Flowers hypogynous, bisexual, regular, sessile or pedicillate

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    Inflorescence an umbel, raceme, or spike, or flowers solitary, with or without bracts

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    Fruit a capsule, septicidal or loculicidal, 3-valved, coriaceous or fleshy; seeds many, (sub)globose, sometimes with a distinct raphe, sometimes red and fleshy

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    Ovary superior, sessile, syncarpous, 3-locular, ovules many, placentation axile; style 1, 3-branched towards the apex, erect or bent at a right angle from the ovary, or styles 3, free, erect or recurved; stigmas 3

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    Colchicaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).