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Key to Melanthiaceae

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1. Leaves linear

2. Leaves persistent after 1 year, wiry, tough; cauline leaves many, reduced upward ..... XEROPHYLLUM

2' Leaves deciduous after 1 year, not wiry, not tough; cauline leaves 0 or 1–2, much reduced

3. Perianth parts pale green-yellow to ± purple, without glands; ovary partly inferior (at base) ..... STENANTHIUM

3' Perianth parts white to ± yellow, with 1–2 distinct glands near base; ovary superior ..... TOXICOSCORDION

1' Leaves lanceolate to widely ovate

4. Leaves > 3, alternate; plant 1–2 m ..... VERATRUM

4' Leaves 3, in 1 whorl subtending flower; plant < 0.7 m

5. Leaves petioled (subsessile), leathery; petals white (pink), generally purple-spotted ..... PSEUDOTRILLIUM

5' Leaves sessile or subsessile, not leathery; petals white, ± pink, ± yellow, or purple, not spotted ..... TRILLIUM


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