Liliaceae

Belongs within: Liliales.Contains: Disporum section Disporum. The Liliaceae is a family of bulbous or rhizomatous monocotyledons that are most diverse in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The family has been used in a much broader sense in the past than currently; at its broadest, it included a large proportion of the taxa now classed… Continue reading Liliaceae

Liliales

Belongs within: Petrosaviidae.Contains: Colchicaceae, Trillium, Melanthiaceae, Calochortus, Liliaceae. The Liliales is a major clade within the monocotyledons, many species of which are significant garden plants. Many species are bulbous or rhizomatous herbs; others are climbers, such as the greenbriers Smilax and supplejacks Ripogonum. The Corsiaceae are small mycoheterotrophic herbs that lack chlorophyll, found in Australasia and… Continue reading Liliales

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Colchicaceae

Belongs within: Liliales. The Colchicaceae are a family of perennial herbs growing from corms or rhizomes. Many species are cultivated as ornametals, such as the flame lily Gloriosa superba and various species of autumn crocus Colchicum. Characters (from here): Colchicine alkaloid present, flavones present, steroidal saponins absent; raphides absent; cuticular wax with parallel platelets; leaves… Continue reading Colchicaceae

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Disporum section Disporum

Belongs within: Liliaceae. The section Disporum of the plant genus Disporum is found in Asia. Its species characterised by shortly petioled or subsessile leaves, tepals with acute to roundish apices, and blue to black berries (Hara 1988). Characters (from Hara 1988): Glabrous, sometimes scabrous. Inflorescence terminal or pseudo-lateral. Flowers rotate to cylindric-campanulate, white, greenish, yellow… Continue reading Disporum section Disporum

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