Families in the former Liliaceae

aaron floden via pbs pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:36:34 PDT
Yes, the Alliaceae are now thrown in with the Amaryllidaceae. These are in the Asparagales which is sister to the Liliales. The reduced Liliaceae is now a relatively small family with a lot of the other genera now in smaller families.
I still see the Alliaceae as a separate and nice family, but then Agapanthaceae would have to be recognized too. I am sure we'll see another paper soon that supports more concise families in the now broadly circumscribed Asparagaceae and Amaryllidaceae. 


      From: Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net>
 To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> 
 Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 1:44 PM
 Subject: [pbs] Families in the former Liliaceae
I have been informed that there is no longer a family Alliaceae, and 
that genera formerly in that split of the once-upon-a-time Liliaceae 
are now in the Amaryllidaceae. Is this currently correct?

Alliaceae made sense to me from the morphological viewpoint, but the 
author of a book I reviewed online criticized me for thinking it had 
been omitted from her list of families as a typographical error.

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