Family: Amaryllidaceae

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Kingdom: Plantae Rank: Family Parent: Asparagales Status: Valid

Common Names:

  • Amaryllidaceae - English, United States of America

Vegetative Morphology

Habit: Herbs, perennial, borne from bulbs.

Leaves: Leaves alternate, distichous or spiral, simple, sessile, sheathing the stem; lamina linear or strap-shaped, flat or concave adaxially.

Reproductive Morphology

Inflorescence: Inflorescence terminal, umbellate, elongate, borne on a scape.

Flowers: Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic, bisexual, colorful; calyx and corolla undifferentiated, tepals 6 in 2 whorls, typically fused below into a tubular or funnelform tube, white, green, yellor, or red; stamens 6, sometimes reduced to 5, the filaments inserted into flora tube, free or somewhat fused; gynoecium syncarpous, the ovary inferior, the carpels 3, the locules 3, the stigma entire or with 3 lobes; placentation axile.

Fruit: Fruits loculicidal capsules.

Seeds: Seeds many or few per locule, dry, flattened and winged, or fleshy.