1. Liliaceae Juss.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FWTA]

Liliaceae, F.N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Habit
Herbs, mostly perennial, or rarely soft-wooded shrubs; roots from a rhizome, corm or bulb, or tuberous; stem erect or climbing, leafy or scapose
Flowers
Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic, sometimes large and showy, never in umbels
Perianth
Perianth mostly corolla-like, with or without a tube; segments usually 6, rarely 4 or more, in 2 similar series, imbricate or the outer valvate
Androecium
Stamens usually 6, hypogynous or adnate to and always opposite to the perianth segments; filaments usually free; anthers 2-celled, usually opening by a slit lengthwise
Gynoecium
Ovules usually numerous and mostly 2-seriate in each loculus Ovary superior, mostly 3-locular with axile placentas, or rarely 1-locular with parietal placentas; style entire or divided, rarely styles free
Fruits
Fruit a capsule or berry
Seeds
Seeds with copious endosperm
[FTEA]

Liliaceae, John Grimshaw, D. Phil. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Habit
Erect perennial geophytes; bulbs formed of 1 to many scales attached to reduced stem, tunicate or not
Leaves
Leaves basal or cauline, sometimes petiolate, 1- many, alternate or verticillate, linear to ovate-lanceolate, bases sometimes sheathing, veins parallel
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal raceme, sometimes umbel-like, or a single terminal flower, bracts subtending flowers absent or present and leaf-like
Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or occasionally weakly zygomorphic
Perianth
Perianth segments 6 in 2 whorls, free to base, usually brightly coloured, often with contrasting basal nectaries
Androecium
Stamens in 2 series of 3; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, trilocular, with numerous ovules per locule; style solitary, erect, short to long; stigma capitate to 3-lobed
Fruits
Fruit a loculicidal capsule with numerous seeds
Seeds
Seeds flattened, discoid to ellipsoidal

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Liliaceae Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 48. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (1789)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Sources

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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