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Family Uvulariaceae

Description: Erect medium-sized herbs.

Leaves alternate, base not sheathing, with numerous longitudinal veins; ± sessile; stipules absent.

Inflorescence usually few-flowered, a sparse panicle with cymose units or a spike with solitary or paired flowers. Flowers actinomorphic, 3-merous, bisexual. Tepals 6 in 2 whorls, all similar, outer ones with a basal nectariferous swelling. Stamens usually 6; filaments glabrous, free or sometimes fused at base; anthers extrorse, dorsifixed to hypopeltate, dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Ovary superior, 3-locular; ovules numerous; style 1 with 3 divergent stigmatic branches.

Fruit a capsule; seeds few–many, globose [or disc-like], carunculate.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 8 genera, c. 50 species, mainly Northern Hemisphere, also Malesia & Australia. Australia: 3 genera, 4 species, Qld, N.S.W., Vic.

External links:
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (Family: Colchicaceae, Order: Liliales)
Wikipedia

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the genera 
1Flowers 10–15 mm diam., tepals 2–4 mm wideSchelhammera
Flowers 15–25 mm diam., tepals 4–7 mm wideTripladenia

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