provided by Flora of Zimbabwe
Rootstock a corm, rarely a tuber. Leaves few and mainly basal or borne on leafy, sometimes branched, stems. Flowers solitary or in racemes, actinomorphic, bisexual. Perianth in two whorls of 3, connate at the base or free. Stamens 6. Ovary superior, 3-locular. Fruit usually a septicidal capsule. Seeds glabrous.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Colchicaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=58
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings
Colchicaceae: Brief Summary
provided by wikipedia EN
Colchicaceae is a family of flowering plants that includes 15 genera with a total of about 285 known species according to Christenhusz and Byng in 2016.
The APG III system, of 2009 (unchanged from the APG systems, of 1998 and 2003), recognizes this family and places it in the order Liliales, in the clade monocots. It is a group of herbaceous perennials with rhizomes or corms.
The Dahlgren system and the Thorne system (1992) also recognized this family, and placed it in order Liliales in superorder Lilianae in subclass Liliidae (monocotyledons) of class Magnoliopsida (angiosperms).
- Wikipedia authors and editors