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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus ZEPHYRANTHES Herb.
PlaceOfPublication App. Bot. Reg. 7:36. 1821
Reference Herb. Amaryll. 170. 1837; Baker, Handb. Amaryll. 30. 1888.
Synonym Pyrolirion Herb. App. Bot. Reg. 7:37. 1821. Habranthus Herb. in Bot. Mag. P1. 2464. 1824. Mesochloa Raf. Fl. Tellur. 4:10. 1836. Plectronema Raf. loc. cit. 1836. Pogoneina Raf. loc. cit. 1836. Argyropsis M. Roem. Fam. Nat. Syn. 4:125. 1847. Arviela Salisb. Gen. P1. Fragm. 135. 1866. Atamosco Greene, Pittonia 3:187. 1897.
Description Delicate, glabrous, acaulescent herbs arising from underground bulbs; leaves linear, contemporary with the flower; scape 1-flowered, consisting of an elongate peduncle bearing terminally a 1-valved spathe from which arises the solitary pedicel; perianth funnel-shaped with a short tube and subequal lobes, stamens 6, glabrous; filaments filiform, inserted in the throat or at the base of the perianth tube; anthers linear, versatile, attached below the middle; style slender, from 2 as long to almost as long as the perianth; stigma trifid or trilobed; capsule ovate, 3-valved, many seeded.
Key a. Flowers yellow; stigma subcapitate; perianth tube manifest; filaments inserted at top of perianth tube -- 1. Z. CITRINA aa. Flowers pink or white; stigma trifid; perianth tube almost obsolete; filaments inserted near base of perianth. b. Flowers pink, short; about 3 cm. long; petals obtuse; leaves usually one pair, no longer than the peduncle -2. Z. ROSEA bb. Flowers white, about 3.5 cm. long; petals acute; leaves usually 4, often longer than the scape - - _ 3. Z. TUBISPATHA
 
 
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