Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimen Records: 82
Specimens with Sequences: 86
Specimens with Barcodes: 84
Species With Barcodes: 31
Public Records: 60
Public Species: 28
|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Spanish Wikipedia. (December 2009)|
The family has only recently been recognized by taxonomists. The APG III system of 2009 (unchanged from the 1998 and 2003versions) does recognize this family. The family consists of probably over half-a-dozen genera totalling some one hundred to two hundred species.
The members of the family are small to medium herbs, with grass-like leaves and an invisible stem, modified into a corm or a rhizome. The flowers are born on leafless shoots, also called scapes. The flowers are trimerous, radially symmetric. The ovary is inferior, developing into a capsule or a berry.
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