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Most plants in the Bunchflower family have bunches of little white or greenish, lily-like flowers with 3 sepals and 3 petals that are identical in size and color, plus 6 stamens, and a 3-parted pistil. In most species the pistil has 3 styles which have not completely fused together as they have in the Lily family. The ovary is positioned superior or nearly so, and consists of 3 united carpels with the partition walls present, forming an equal number of chambers. It matures as a capsule with 2 or more seeds per chamber. Note that Trillium typically has a single, large flower that does not fit the bunch flower pattern, but is apparently related anyway.
Key Words: Bunches of Lily-like flowers with incompletely fused pistils.
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