Tecophilaeaceae

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Tecophilaeaceae
Conanthera bifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Tecophilaeaceae
Leyb.
Genera

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Synonyms

Cyanastraceae

Tecophilaeaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Asparagales. It includes 8 genera and about 25 species. These are mainly Southern Hemisphere genera although there is one genus with one species from North America. The rootstock is a corm and the flowers are solitary or arranged on a simple or branched raceme. Flowers are yellow, white, violet, or blue and have six tepals and six stamens and a half-inferior three chambered ovary. The fruit is a capsule and the seeds are black, ovoid and often wrinkled.

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