Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:1242
Specimens with Barcodes:1206
Species With Barcodes:278
Asphodeloideae is a subfamily of the monocot family Xanthorrhoeaceae in the order Asparagales. It has previously been treated as a separate family, Asphodelaceae. 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.
List of genera
According to the AP-website as of May 2011[update], the subfamily includes some 15 genera in up to 800 species. The genera are listed below. Other treatments combine some of these genera into as few as seven.
- Asphodeline Reichenbach
- Asphodelus Astroloba Uitewaal
- Bulbine Wolf
- Bulbinella Kunth
- Chortolirion A. Berger
- Eremurus M. Bieberstein
- Gasteria Duval
- Haworthia Duval
- Jodrellia Baijnath
- Kniphofia Moench
- Lomatophyllum Willdenow
- Poellnitzia Uitewaal
- Trachyandra Kunth
- ^ 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
- ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Asphodeloideae, http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/Research/APweb/orders/asparagalesweb.htm#Asphodeloideae
- ^ 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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