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.
Source: (2005). Alliaceae. 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.