Asphodelaceae or the Aloe or Asphodel family was separated out of Liliaceae. APG III places the family in the Asperagales?, reducing the former definition to subfamily status under the name Asphodeloideae, and joining in the families of Xanthorrhoeoideae and Hemerocallidoideae . Plants in this family have fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots. Most have fleshy leaves in a spiral or in two ranks, often with spiny margins. Some develop woody stems and grow into trees. Flowers are white to yellow, orange or red, bisexual with 6 tepals and stamens and a 3 chambered ovary. The fruit is a capsule; seeds are brown or greyish-black.

Genera from this family with wiki pages are:

Asphodeloideae: Asphodeline, Asphodelus, Bulbine, Bulbinella, Eremurus, Kniphofia, Paradisea, Trachyandra.

Xanthorrhoeoideae: Xanthorrhoea

Hemerocallidoideae: Agrostocrinum, Caesia, Hemerocallis, Johnsonia, Pasithea

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