Tecophilaea

genus of plants

Tecophilaea is a genus of plants in the family Tecophilaeaceae. It has two species. One of them, Chilean Blue Crocus (T. cyanocroccus), is at risk (IUCN Red List).

Tecophilaea
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus (Liliaceae) flower HDR.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Tecophilaeaceae
Genus: Tecophilaea
Bertero ex Colla
Synonyms
  • Distrepta Miers without description
  • Poeppigia Kunze ex Rchb. without description
  • Phyganthus Poepp. & Endl.