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Perennial herbs with rhizomes; these yellow inside. Roots fibrous, sometimes swollen, occasionally with tubers. Leaves in a basal rosette, rarely on a short woody stem, the plants occasionally flowering before the leaves. Peduncle mostly naked, occasionally with a few bracts below the inflorescence. Inflorescence simple or paniculate. Flowers subtended by a single bract. Flowers bisexual, hypogynous, actinomorphic; perianth segments in 2 whorls of 3, white, greenish- or yellowish-white, pink yellow or red. Stamens also in 2 whorls of 3. Ovary 3-locular. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds brown or greyish-black, dull, enveloped by a thin aril.
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Specimen Records: 738
Specimens with Sequences: 1210
Specimens with Barcodes: 1185
Species: 275
Species With Barcodes: 273
Public Records: 655
Public Species: 268
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Asphodelaceae

Asphodeloideae is a subfamily of the monocot family Xanthorrhoeaceae in the order Asparagales. It has previously been treated as a separate family, Asphodelaceae.[1] The subfamily name is derived from the generic name of the type genus, Asphodelus. Members of group are native to Africa, central and western Europe, the Mediterranean basin, Central Asia and Australia, with one genus (Bulbinella) having some of its species in New Zealand. The greatest diversity occurs in South Africa.

The genera Aloe, Asphodelus and Kniphofia are perhaps the best known genera from their use in horticulture as ornamental plants.

List of genera

According to the AP-website as of May 2011, the subfamily includes some 15 genera in up to 800 species. The genera are listed below.[2] Other treatments combine some of these genera into as few as seven.

For a phylogeny of the family see the phylogenetic tree at Xanthorrhoeaceae. [3]

References

  1. ^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x 
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Asphodeloideae, http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/orders/asparagalesweb.htm#Asphodeloideae 
  3. ^ Dion S. Devey, Ilia Leitch, Paula J. Rudall, J. Chris Pires, Yohan Pillon, and Mark W. Chase. "Systematics of Xanthorrhoeaceae sensu lato, with an emphasis on Bulbine". Aliso 22(Monocots: Comparative Biology and Evolution):345-351. ISSN 0065-6275.
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