1. Family: Colchicaceae DC.
    1. Iphigenia Kunth

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to N. Australia.

    [FTEA]

    Colchicaceae, Kim Hoenselaar. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Plants small, with a tunicated, bulb-like corm; stem erect, sometimes flexuous, simple, lowermost leaf or leaves a membranous, sheathing, tubular cataphyll, not protracted into a leaf-blade
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged, linear, sessile, basally sheathing the stem
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, axillary in the upper leaves or in a bracteate raceme; bracts linear; pedicel erect or recurved, sometimes elongating in fruit Flowers small and inconspicuous, perianth segments free, linear to narrowly linear-lanceolate, spreading
    Stamens
    Stamens free; filaments filiform, often thickened; anthers oblong, basifixed, versatile, dehiscing extrorsely by longitudinal slits
    Pistil
    Ovary oblong; styles 3, free, short, strongly recurved
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong to oblong-ovoid, loculicidal, papyraceous; seeds subglobose, papillate, with a distinct raphe.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, China South-Central, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Iphigenia Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Enum. Pl. 4: 212 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 7: 561.
    • Enum. Pl. 4: 212 (1843)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Nordenstam in Kubitzki, Fam. & Gen. Vasc. Pl. 3: 182 (1998)
    • in F.T.A. 7: 561–562 (1898)
    • Baker in J.L.S. 17 (103): 450–451 (1879)
    • in Enum. Pl. (Kunth) 4: 212 (1843)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0