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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus EUCHARIS Planch. ex Linden
PlaceOfPublication Cat. 8:3. 1853.
Synonym Mathieua Klotzsch in Otto & Dietr. Allg. Gartenzeit. 21:337. 1853.
Description Moderate-sized scapose herbs with tunicated bulbs and broadly laminate, narrowly petiolate basal leaves; inflorescence scapose, umbelliform, involucrate, bearing few to several showy pedicellate flowers; perianth infundibuli- form, with a narrowly funnel-shaped tube and a spreading limb of 6 broad ovate or ovate-lanceolate segments; stamens inserted at the throat of the perianth tube, shorter than the lobes; filaments broadly dilated and petaloid at the base, forming a conspicuous corona of free or united segments; anthers versatile; pistil inferior, 3-celled; fruit a tardily dehiscent, somewhat fleshy capsule con- taining a few large ovoid seeds.
Key a. Perianth about 10-11 cm. long, the limb about 9-10 cm. broad; corona segments with lateral auricles - 1. E. CANDIDA aa. Perianth about 6-7 cm. long, the limb about 4.5-5.0 cm. broad; corona seg- men t s triangular - dentiform, without lateral auricles - -- 2. E. BOUCHEI
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