Studies in Flora of Thailand. Taccaceae
Keywords:Taccaceae, study in Thai flora
Perennial herb with creeping or tuberous rhizome. Leaves rosulate entire or much-lobed with long petiole. Inflorescence in 4 or many umbels with involucral bracts. Flowers regular, bisexual, perianth funnel-shaped or globose with 6 persistent lobes. Stamens 6, epipetalous. Ovary inferior, 1-celled, 3 carpellary, apotropous with anatropous ovules; style single with 3 reflexed stigmata. Fruit indehiscent with many seeds.
A monogeneric family with 20 species mostly occurred in the tropics throughout the Old World, very rare in South America. In Thailand, sofar only 5 species have been recorded.