Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Dioscoreales


Cheek, M. (2009) Burmanniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the family

Small perennial, usually partly saprophytic herbs. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth 6-lobed, fused at base into a 3-winged tube. Stamens 3-6. Ovary inferior, 3-locular. Fruit a 3-winged capsule.

Worldwide: 16 genera and 160 species, mainly tropical but occurring north to Japan and eastern USA and south to New Zealand.

Zambia: 2 genera and 2 taxa.

Burmannia madagascariensis

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Burmannia L.Description, Image
Gymnosiphon BlumeDescription

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Burmanniaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Burmanniaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Burmanniaceae
Wikipedia: Burmanniaceae
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Tropicos: Burmanniaceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Burmanniaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=39, retrieved 22 May 2024

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