Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Haemodoraceae R.Br.
 Description

Perennial, rarely annual herbs, tufted or not, rhizomatous, stoloniferous, or cormous. Leaves mostly basal, distichous, linear or ensiform, sheathing at base. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic or ± zygomorphic, in cymes, racemes or panicles, often densely villous. Perianth persistent, petaloid, segments 6 in 2 series, tube short to long, or 0. Stamens 6 or 3; filaments free; anthers 2-locular, opening by longitudinal slits. Ovary superior to inferior, 3-locular; style usually filiform; stigma capitate, minute, or stigmas 3; ovules 1-many in each locule. Fruit a 3-valved loculicidal capsule. Genera c. 14, mainly of S. Hemisphere.

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

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Haemodoraceae R.Br.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Total2
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.