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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Family LILIACEAE
Description Chiefly rhizomatous or bulbous perennial herbs; leaves usually alternate or radical, occasionally approximate or whorled; inflorescence various, usually race- mose or umbelliform in Panama; flowers 6-merous (rarely 2- to 4- to 5-merous); perianth of 6 free or united, chiefly petalaceous segments; stamens as many as the perianth segments, the filaments free, the anthers free or coherent, chiefly versa- tile, dehiscing longitudinally; pistil 3-celled, each cell containing 1 to several ovules; fruit usually capsular, occasionally baccate.
Key a. Leaves chiefly in a basal' rosette, those of the flowering scapes greatly reduced; rhizome short, vertical; fruit a capsule. b. Anthers free - ----1. ANTHERICUM bb. Anthers coherent - - _ 2. ECHEANDIA aa. Leaves all cauline; rhizome more or less elongate, horizontal; fruit a berry - _ --3. SMILACINA
Note n Panama one may find numerous exotic genera of Liliaceae in cultivation, occasionally as escapes. These include Allium, Asparagus, Agapanthus, Aloe, Dracaena, Sansevieria, and Taetsia.
 
 
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