Greek paradisi – of parks or gardens, alluding to heavenly gardens.
Perennial rhizomatous herbs with thick roots. Leaves perennial in a basal rosette, sheathing, linear. Flowers trumpet-shaped, radially symmetrical, stalked, stalks articulated. Inflorescence a terminal, erect, spike-like many-flowered panicle.Tepals 3+3, free but overlapping into a tube. Stamens 6, free. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds angular, black.
2 species from S Europe.
Rosette of leaves; tall racemes of funnel- to trumpet-shaped white flowers.
Source: (2005). Anthericaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.