Perennial, herbaceous plants, rarely semi-shrubs, shrubs or trees. In herbaceous representatives, modified underground stems in the form of rhizomes, bulbs, tubers or tuberous bulbs are observed. An upright flowering stem usually develops above ground. Leaves with or without stalks, with well-developed vaginas and linear petioles with parallel veining or lanceolate, elliptical petioles with arcuate veining, rarely leaf petioles of other shape or with reticulate veining. Flowers solitary or in apical inflorescences, bisexual, rarely unisexual, five-circular with three, two, rarely four members in each circle. Most representatives of monoecious plants, rarely dioecious. Perianth in most cases simple, actinomorphic (radiantly symmetrical), rarely slightly zygomorphic, brightly colored, corolla-like or inconspicuous - cup-shaped, consists of free or fused at the base perianth petals. Stamens as many as the perianth petals (in our representatives) or more, free, attached to the flower bed under the pistil or their stalks fused with the perianth. Anthers two-nested. The ovary is one, with a thick upper three-nested ovary, except for the semi-upper ovary. In plants with two- and four-membered circles in color, the ovary is two- or four-nested, with many (rarely 2-4) seed buds in each nest. Column one, with a cephalic stigma or the stigma deeply three-parted, less often the columns three. The fruit is a three-nested box, cracking in the partitions or in the middle of their outer walls. Rarely the fruit is fleshy, strawberry. Seeds with a globular or curled germ. Cream plants grow in all parts of the globe.

From: „Флора на Република България”, том  II, БАН, (1964)



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