Taxonomy help

Mary Sue Ittner
Mon, 06 Nov 2006 11:36:33 PST

Susan Hayek, Linda Foulis, and I have started a project to do wiki pages 
for at least some of the Families of the genera represented on the wiki and 
are making sure that each genus page has a family listed for it. As I get 
into this I realize what a tricky business this is and am beginning to 
question my sanity. For instance some of our native California genera have 
been listed in Alliaceae, Liliaceae, Amaryllidacae, and Themidaceae. Even 
now you'll see them listed as Liliaceae or Themidaceae with that group Joe 
Shaw quoted as suggesting moving them back to Alliaceae. So I'm not sure 
what to do with them.

Could any of you help me decide what to do with Arthropodium and 
Thysanotus? John Bryan's Bulbs puts them in Asphodelaceae, my Australian 
books put them in Liliaceae, and this helpful German site I found puts them 
in Anthericaceae with Pasithea and Anthericum .
It seems to reflect what the  APG (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group) II, 2003.
What family are most people using for these two?

I'd be really grateful for any help with this.

Mary Sue

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