Bot. Mag.66: under plate 3779. 1840
Common names: Pinewoods-lily purple pleat-leaf
Etymology: Greek a, not, and lophos, crest, referring to the absence of style crests
Synonyms: Eustylis Engelmann & A. Gray
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 397. Mentioned on page 349.
Herbs, perennial, from tunicate, ovoid bulbs; tunic brown, dry, brittle, papery. Stems simple or branched. Leaves few, basal larger; blade pleated, linear-lanceolate. Inflorescences rhipidiate, few-flowered; spathes green, unequal, outer shorter than inner, apex acute. Flowers short-lived, ± nodding [sometimes drooping], actinomorphic; tepals spreading, distinct, blue to purple, clawed, unequal, outer whorl larger than [± equaling] inner, claw surface sometimes folded or pinched basally forming lobes that partly obscure nectary zone, often with band of nectar-bearing hairs; stamens closely appressed to style; filaments distinct [occasionally connate], usually weak, unable to support anthers; anthers fused lightly to style, fiddle-shaped; pollen sacs marginal, connective visible; style slender proximally, gradually widening and branched distally; branches fairly deeply divided into 2 recurved arms, arching over or between anthers, filiform, apically stigmatic. Capsules ovoid to oblong, cartilaginous, apex truncate. Seeds many, irregularly globose; seed coat brown. x = 7.
Distribution values could not be resolved to valid regions
North America (incl. Mexico), Central America, tropical South America.
Species ca. 5 (1 in the flora).
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Facts about "Alophia"
|Author||Peter Goldblatt +|
|Common name||Pinewoods-lily + and purple pleat-leaf +|
|Distribution||North America (incl. Mexico) +, Central America + and tropical South America. +|
|Etymology||Greek a, not, and lophos, crest, referring to the absence of style crests +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Publication title||Bot. Mag. +|
|Publication year||1840 +|
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|Taxon family||Iridaceae +|
|Taxon name||Alophia +|
|Taxon parent||Iridaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|