Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Asparagales

Tecophilaeaceae

Cowley, E.J. & Brummitt, R.K. (2001) Tecophilaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3)

Description of the family

Tuberous herbs, glabrous. Leaves spirally arranged on erect stems (cauline, in Walleria), or arising directly from the topmost of a vertical stack of tubers or corms (basal, in Cyanastrum). Flowers bisexual, hypogynous; perianth segments 6, pale blue or occasionally white, stamens 6. Capsule 3-lobed.

Worldwide: 8 genera and 26 species, Turkey to Central Asia, Africa, South America, north to California.

Mozambique: 3 genera and 3 taxa.

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GenusContent
Cyanastrum Oliv.Description
Kabuyea BrummittDescription
Walleria J. KirkDescription

Other sources of information about Tecophilaeaceae:

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Flora of Botswana: Tecophilaeaceae
Flora of Malawi: Tecophilaeaceae
Flora of Zambia: Tecophilaeaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tecophilaeaceae

External websites:

Google: Web - Images - ScholarGRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tecophilaeaceae



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Tecophilaeaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=216, retrieved 14 December 2018

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