Schelhammera

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Schelhammera
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Schelhammera undulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Schelhammera
R.Br.
Synonyms

Kreisigia F.Muell.
Kreysigia Rchb.
Parduyna Salisb.

Schelhammera is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Colchicaceae, comprising two species.

The genus was first formerly described by botanist Robert Brown in 1810 in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae.[2] The genus was named in honour of Günther Christoph Schelhammer.

The genus Kuntheria was described for the third species of Schelhammera, namely Schelhammera pedunculata, by Clifford and Conran for the Australian Flora in 1987.[4] The German botanist Mueller who described it had stated that this taxon "either requires specific distinction, or should perhaps be regarded as a gigantic form of S. multiflora".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harden G.J. "Genus Schelhammera". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Scelhammera". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  3. ^ Kramer, Karl Ulrich, Klaus Kubitzki, Herbert Huber and P. S. Green. The families and genera of vascular plants Volume III. Springer. ISBN 3540640606. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  4. ^ Conran, J.G. in George, A.S. (Ed) (1987), Flora of Australia 45: 491 (418, Map 474)
  5. ^ Mueller, F. (1890) The Victorian Naturalist, vol. 7, p. 182.