Amaryllidaceae (Amaryllis Family)

Amaryllidaceae is commonly known as the Amaryllis Family. The Amaryllidaceae is a family from Asparagales Order, splits from Liliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The Amaryllidaceae family consists of about 79 genera and more than 2,150 species.

Characteristics include:
  • Herbaceous, perennial monocots
  • Stem with bulb at base
  • Leaves linear, often grass-like with parallel veins
  • Inflorescence an umbel
  • Tepals 6, anthers 6
  • Often hypanthium (fused tepals and base of stamens)
  • Ovary inferior, 3-carpellate
  • Fruit usually a capsule
  • Seeds often black, many

Genera in Amaryllidaceae:
  • Acis
  • Cyrtanthus
  • Leucojum
  • Rhodophiala
  • Agapanthus
  • Diphalangium
  • Lycoris
  • Scadoxus
  • Allium
  • Eithea
  • Mathieua
  • Solaria
  • Amaryllis
  • Eucrosia
  • Miersia
  • Speea
  • Ammocharis
  • Eustephia
  • Myobranthus
  • Sprekelia
  • Apodolirion
  • Galanthus
  • Namaquanula
  • Stenomesson
  • Boophane
  • Gemmaria
  • Narcissus
  • Sternbergia
  • Boophone
  • Gethyllis
  • Nerine
  • Strumaria
  • Brunsvigia
  • Gilliesia
  • Nothoscordum
  • Tocantinia
  • x Calicharis
  • Griffinia
  • Pamianthe
  • Traubia
  • Caliphruria
  • Habranthus
  • Pancratium
  • Trichlora
  • Calostemma
  • Haemanthus
  • Paramongaia
  • Tristagma
  • Castellanoa
  • Hannonia
  • Phaedranassa
  • Tulbaghia
  • Cearanthes
  • Hieronymiella
  • Phycella
  • Ungernia
  • Chlidanthus
  • Hippeastrum
  • Placea
  • x Urceocharis
  • Clinanthus
  • Hymenocallis
  • Plagiolirion
  • Urceolina
  • Clivia
  • Ismene
  • Proiphys
  • Vagaria
  • Crinum
  • Jaimehintonia
  • Prototulbaghia
  • Worsleya
  • Crossyne
  • Leptochiton
  • Pyrolirion
  • Zephyranthes
  • Cryptostephanus
  • Leucocoryne
  • Rauhia


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Hymenocallis speciosa Zephyranthes candida