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Genus Drymophila Family Luzuriagaceae

Description: Perennial herbs with erect, simple or branched stems; rhizome wiry.

Leaves 2-ranked, elliptic to lanceolate, reduced to cataphylls on lower stem; midrib prominent with several converging longitudinal veins.

Flowers axillary, solitary or in few-flowered cymes, pendent. Stamens 6 free, anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Tepals ± equal. Ovary 3- or 4-locular or incompletely 1-locular.

Berry spongy; seeds few to many.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 2 spp., endemic Aust., Qld, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.

This genus has often been included in the Liliaceae s. lat.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Aerial stems not branching; berry orange-yellow; north from WinghamDrymophila moorei
Aerial stems branching; berry blue-purple; south from BraidwoodDrymophila cyanocarpa

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