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Perennial, ± palm- or tree-like, trunks 1–several.
Stem:  tall, slender, woody [or not], with obvious leaf scars.
Leaf: [ basal] cauline, alternate, generally crowded near stem tip, sessile or ± narrowed basally, ± clasping.
Inflorescence: terminal [ axillary], panicles [( racemes), umbels, large cymes, or flowers 1], sessile or ± so.
Flower: perianth parts 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, fused at base; stamens 6, equal [unequal], anthers attached at middle [base]; ovary superior, 3-chambered, style 1, stigma minutely 3-lobed.
Fruit: berry [ loculicidal or indehiscent capsule].
14–15 genera, 178 species: Australia, Asia, South America. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged etymology: (Laxmannia, the type genus, possibly named for Erik Laxman, 18th century Finnish clergyman, biologist, and traveler in Siberia)
Stem: trunks increasing in diam in age.
Leaf: long-lived, crowded in tufts of 200+ distally, 30–100 cm, long- linear to narrow- elliptic, narrowed just above base but not petioled.
Inflorescence: terminal (but soon made lateral by dominance of axillary shoot), erect or drooping; bracts 3, > panicle, flowers ± sessile, subtended by 3 scale-like bractlets.
Flower: small, radial, ± white, perianth tube short; stamens 6, fused to perianth base; ovules several to many.
Fruit: dry in age.
± 15 species: Australasia to New Zealand. (Greek: club, from thickened fleshy roots)
Previous taxon: Laxmanniaceae
Next taxon: Cordyline australis
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) [year] Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html [accessed on month, day, year]
Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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