Griffinia Ker Gawl. 1820
* Hyline Herb., Bot. Mag. 66: t. 3779 (1840).
* The International Plant Names Index Griffinia.
Griffinia is a genus of monocotyledonous plants in the Amaryllidaceae family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. It includes 21 species which are endemic to South America, Brazil. The most closely related genus to it is the monotypic Worsleya. The members of the genus Griffinia are tropical, bulbous plants which grow in high levels of humidity. The leaves are green, petiolate, elliptical, sometimes with white speckles on them. The flowers are typical for the tribe - lilac or blue colored (although there are also white - colored species) and collected into an umbel. Many of the members in this genus are endangered because of the deforestation of their habitat.
The genus Griffinia includes 2 subgenera and 21 species.
Subgenus Griffinia - includes the typical blue - flowering members of the genus.
^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Amaryllidoideae
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