Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Alstroemeriaceae Dumort.
 Description

Herbaceous or ± slightly woody perennials; rhizomatous, or roots fleshy or tuberous. Stems erect, ± climbing, or twining, leafy. Leaves alternate, petiole usually twisted to reverse leaf-surfaces. Flowers ± actinomorphic, bisexual, in few-to many-flowered terminal umbellate inflorescences, rarely solitary, surrounded by a whorl of bract-like leaves; perianth-segments 6, petaloid, free, clawed, in 2 similar or dissimilar whorls. Stamens 6; filaments free; anthers basifixed. Ovary inferior, 3- or 1-locular; style filiform; stigma shortly 3-lobed; ovules many. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds many. Genera 4, of Central and S. America.

[From:  Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species and named hybrids in New Zealand within Alstroemeriaceae Dumort.
CategoryNumber
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised3
Exotic: Casual1
Total5
 Bibliography
Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 2009: An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161(2): 105–121.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.