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|Family: Themidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Corm spheric. Leaf: basal, linear, channeled. Inflorescence: scape straight; bracts 3, lanceolate; pedicels not jointed, erect. Flower: perianth parts 6 in 2 petal-like whorls, tube funnel-shaped, lobes narrow-oblong; stamens 6, filaments fused into nectar tube with erect toothed appendages forming crown between anthers, anthers attached near base; style persistent, stigma small, 3-lobed. Fruit: +- spheric, obtuse-3-angled. Seed: several per chamber, flat, black-crusted.
Species In Genus: 3 species: western United States, northern Mexico. Etymology: (Greek: stamen crown, for appendages of fused filaments)
eFlora Treatment Author: J. Chris Pires
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Themidaceae
Next taxon: Androstephium breviflorum
Citation for this treatment: J. Chris Pires 2016. Androstephium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9893, accessed on August 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 24, 2016.