This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL||
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Print edition is available from the University of California Press
|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
|See also the Jepson eFlora, which parallels the Second Edition|
Perennial from rhizomes, aquatic (generally emergent) or terrestrial (sometimes on floating mats)Retrieve key for SCHEUCHZERIACEAE
Stem erect, generally simple, slender
Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, simple; sheath generally open; ligule prominent; blade erect, linear, subcylindric; tip with a large pore
Inflorescence: raceme, terminal, bracted
Flower bisexual, radial; perianth parts 6 in 2 whorls, free; stamens 6 in 2 whorls, free, anthers opening outward by slits; pistils 3(6), simple above, fused at base, ovary superior, chamber 1, ovules 13
Genera in family: 1 genus, 1 sp.