Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae

Liliaceae s.l. - Lilies

Description of the family

Mostly perennial herbs, but some woody or climbing, with bulbs, corms, rhizomes or tubers. Leaves alternate, whorled or all basal. Flowers usually in racemes or panicles, actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic, bisexual. Perianth usually 3-merous, usually petaloid and in 2 whorls. Stamens in 2 whorls. Ovary superior; styles 1 or 3. Ovules usually numerous. Fruit a capsule or berry.

Worldwide: 288 genera and 4,950 species, cosmopolitan.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated genera: (1)

GenusContent
Allium L.Description

Other sources of information about Liliaceae s.l.:

UK Flora: native/naturalised Liliaceae s.l. page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Liliaceae s.l.
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Cultivated plants: Family page: Liliaceae s.l..
http://www.ukflora.info/cult/family.php?family_id=145, retrieved 27 May 2018

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