Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Colchiciaceae (formerly known as part of Liliaceae) 4b:394
Tasmania has two native genera in the Colchiciaceae: Burchardia, and  Wurmbea. They have only a few narrow leaves, and white flowers (sometimes with purple bands).

These genera were once considered to be part of Liliaceae, which was a very artificial grouping of plants and has therefore been splintered in numerous families. To see the fates of the other Tasmanian genera formerly in Liliaceae click here.


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