Leucocoryne Lindl.

Greek leuco – white, koryne – a club; referring to the club-shaped sterile stamens.

Perennial bulbous herbs with fibrous roots. Leaves deciduous, basal, linear, channelled, solid, strongly garlic-smelling. Flowers funnel-shaped, radially symmetrical, stalked. Inflorescence terminal, simple, few-flowered umbel.Tepals 3+3, fused, purple, bluish violet to white. Stamens 3 inside the tube plus 3 club-shaped staminodes attached at the tube mouth. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds ovoid, black. [Beauverdia Herter]

Grown for the simple flowers.

Bulbous herbs with umbels of radially symmetrical flowers with fused tepals; 3 anthers and 3 staminodes.

5 species from Chile.

Pizarro (1966).

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Alliaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Amaryllidaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Leucocoryne ixiodes (Hook.) Lindl.