Nothoscordum

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Nothoscordum

Description

Glabrous, inodorous herb with bulbs. Leaves radical, linear, flat, 15-45 cm by 5-12 mm. Stamens 6, inserted on the base of the perianth; Ovary with many ovules per locule. Fruit a capsule, loculicidally 3-valved. Seeds several, black.

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Jawa (Jawacultivated) W Java: subtropical North America:
Native to subtropical North America; cultivated as an ornamental, often escaped and naturalized. In Java sometimes cultivated, locally naturalized in W Java (Backer & Bakh. f., l.c).

Notes

The species was mentioned by Jessop (l.c.) in the Flora Malesiana treatment of Liliaceae, in which treatment the cultivated vegetables and condiments were ignored.

Citation

Jessop - in Fl. Males. 1979: 234
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1968: 132