Milla biflora

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Mexican star
Flore des serres v14 179a.jpg
1861 illustration[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae
Genus: Milla
Species: M. biflora
Binomial name
Milla biflora
Cav.
Synonyms[2]
  • Askolame biflora (Cav.) Raf.
  • Gyrenia biflora (Cav.) Knowles & Westc. ex Loudon
  • Blandfordia uniflora Willd. ex Kunth
  • Diphalangium graminifolium S.Schauer

Milla biflora, Mexican star,[3] is a species of flowering plant native to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala,[2][4][5] where it grows at 1,000–2,700 m (3,300–8,900 ft) elevation.[6] It is perennial,[3] growing from a 1–2 cm (0.4–0.8 in) corm, and flowering in summer. Inflorescences of 1–9 white flowers are borne on scapes 4–55 cm (1.6–21.7 in) long. The 2–10 leaves are each 1 mm (0.04 in) wide and half to equally as long as the scape. The fruits are ovoid capsules, 1.5–2 cm (0.6–0.8 in) long.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flore des serres et des jardins de l'Europe ou descriptions et figures des plantes les plus rares et les plus méritantes, nouvellement introduites sur le continent ou en Angleterre ... Volume XIV A Gand : chez Louis van Houtte, editeur, 1845-1880.
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ a b USDA Plants profile for Milla biflora
  4. ^ Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  5. ^ Espejo Serena, A. & López-Ferrari, A.R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F..
  6. ^ a b Flora of North America—Milla biflora