Reineckea (Andrews) Kunth

Commemorating J. Reinecke, a German gardener who specialized in tropical plants.

Perennial, long-rhizomatous stemless herbs. Leaves several, ovate. Flowers bell-shaped, spreading, radially symmetrical, sessile. Inflorescence a spike. Tepals 6, fused basally, lobes recurved. Stamens 6, attached to tepal tube. Ovary superior. Fruit a red berry. Seeds ovoid, yellow-brown.

Sometimes cultivated in southern Australia.

1 species from China and Japan.

Clusters of stalked leaves along the rhizomes; spikes of pink flowers with recurved tepal lobes.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Convallariaceae. 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       Asparagaceae
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species         Reineckea carnea (Andrews) Kunth