Leperiza latifolia Herbert

Amaryllidaceae
Biblio en ligne
Herbert 1821
Urceolina

Appendix, p.41, 1821.

= Urceolina valida Ravenna, 1985.

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LEPERIZA.

Bulbus subrotundus, squamosus; squamæ (ut videtur) non ipsæ foliorum base, sed; veluti bracteæ, petiolum amplexæ. Folia petiolata. Umbella (in Latifolia) circiter 7-flora. Pedunculus curvatus. Germen trisulcum, ovatum, pedunculo continuatum. Tubus brevis, obverse infundibuliformis. Laciniæ conniventes. Corona dentata, staminifera. Filamenta sinuatim con- niventia. Antheræ breves, incumbentes. Stigma dilatatum. Capsula pen- dula, germini conformis. Semina parva, obovata. Patria Peru. Species. 1. Latifolia. Ruiz et Pavon. 284. Pancratium. Bulb roundish, scaly, the scales not forming the base of the leaves, but embracing the petiole, like bractes. Leaves petiolated. (Umbel about 7- flowered in L. Latifolia). Peduncle curved. Germ with three furrows, ovate, continued directly from the peduncle. Tube short, wider at bottom. Petals conniving (but with the point bent back ?). Cup dentate, bearing the filaments. Filaments sinuous, conniving. Anthers short, incumbent. Stigma thicker than the style. Capsule pendulous, like the germ. Seeds very small, obovate. Country Peru. Species. 1. Latifolia. Know only by the figure and description of Ruiz and Pavon. I have named it from λεπη and ριζα, on account of its scaly root.

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