Amaryllidaceae

Amaryllidaceae or the Amaryllis family is a tropical to warm temperate perennial bulbous or rarely rhizomatous family. Leaves usually arise at ground level from the base of the stem or apex of the bulb. Often showy flowers arise in an umbel from an elongated leafless stem. The flowering stalk is ensheathed by bracts which may be showy. Flowers have 6 equal or similar tepals and usually 6 stamens and a 3 chambered inferior ovary. The fruit is a capsule or sometimes a berry. Some species have winged papery seeds and others moist variously colored rounded angled seeds that cannot be stored but need to be planted shortly after they are ripe. There are a large number of genera in this family that are native to South Africa and to the Andes in South America. Here we list the genera in this family according to APGII. In the most current APGIII system, the Amaryllidaceae includes Alliaceae and Agapanthaceae.

Genera of Amaryllidaceae on the PBS wiki
Acis Amaryllis Ammocharis Apodolirion Boophone
Brunsvigia Calostemma Carpolyza Chlidanthus Clinanthus
Clivia Crinum Crossyne Cryptostephanus Cybistetes
Cyrtanthus Eithea Eucharis Eucrosia Eustephia
Galanthus Gethyllis Griffinia Habranthus Haemanthus
Hannonia Haylockia Hessea Hieronymiella Hippeastrum
Hymenocallis Ismene Lapiedra Leptochiton Leucojum
Lycoris Miersia Namaquanula Narcissus Nerine
Pamianthe Pancratium Paramongaia Phaedranassa Phycella
Placea Plagiolirion Proiphys Pyrolirion Rauhia
Rhodophiala Scadoxus Sprekelia Stenomesson Sternbergia
Strumaria Traubia Ungernia Vagaria Worsleya
Zephyranthes

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