Tecophilaea

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Tecophilaea
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus (Liliaceae) flower HDR.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Tecophilaeaceae
Genus: Tecophilaea
Bertero ex Colla
Synonyms[1]
  • Distrepta Miers without description
  • Poeppigia Kunze ex Rchb. without description
  • Phyganthus Poepp. & Endl.

Tecophilaea is a genus of cormous plants in the family Tecophilaeaceae. There are two known species, both native to southern South America.[1]

Tecophilaea was named for Tecophila Billotti, botanical artist and daughter of the Italian botanist Luigi Aloysius Colla of Turin, who found this plant in 1836, credited with publishing the genus name after it had been suggested by Carlo Luigi Giuseppe Bertero.

Species[1]
  1. Tecophilaea cyanocrocus Leyb. - Santiago Province in Chile
  2. Tecophilaea violiflora Bertero ex Colla - Lima Province in Peru, Coquimbo + Santiago Provinces in Chile

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