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Noun1.Tofieldia - genus of perennial herbs of cool temperate regions; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
false asphodel - a plant of the genus Tofieldia having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate flowers
Scotch asphodel, Tofieldia pusilla - false asphodel having spikes of white flowers; of mountainous regions of Europe
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2006, 2010) speculated that the gynoecium of Tofieldia and Japonolirion, in which septal nectaries are triradiate and infralocular, is probably closely similar to that of the hypothetical extinct common ancestor of monocots, and could represent a primitive gynoecial type in monocots.
In comparison with Orocantabrian and Pyrenean fens, the floristic composition is poor in character species of the alliance and order, lacking among them some plant specialist of these temperate fens: Equisetum variegatum, Pinguicula grandiflora, Pedicularis mixta, Selaginella selaginoides and Tofieldia calyculata (JIMENEZ-ALFARO & al.