Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Dioscoreales
Cheek, M. (2009)
Burmanniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)
Description of the family
Small, perennial, usually saprophytic herbs. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth 6-lobed, fused at base into a 3-winged tube. Stamens 3-6. Ovary inferior, 3-locular. Fruit a 3-winged capsule.
Worldwide: 16 genera and 160 species, mainly tropical but occurring north to Japan and eastern USA and south to New Zealand.
Zambia: 2 genera and 2 taxa.
Other sources of information about Burmanniaceae:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: BurmanniaceaeFlora of Mozambique
: BurmanniaceaeFlora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Burmanniaceae
Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17
Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A.
. Flora of Zambia: Family page: Burmanniaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=39, retrieved 28 March 2017