Greek comans – hairy, tufted, sperma – seed, referring to the hair-tufted seeds.
Perennial stemless thick-rhizomatous herbs with tuberous roots. Leaves numerous, 2-ranked, linear. Flowers cup-shaped, erect, spreading, radially symmetrical, stalked, stalks articulated. Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle. Tepals 3+3, free. Stamens 3+3, free. Fruit a capsule. Seeds angular-ovoid, brown with a white basal hair tuft. Syn. Alectorurus Makino.
1 species from Japan.
The 2-ranked, linear leaves from the rhizome; the panicles of pinkish-white flowers and the capsules with hairy seeds.
Source: (2005). Convallariaceae. 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.