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Liliaceae
The Lily Family
Plantae
This is one of the largest plant families, with about 3500 species distributed throughout the world. They are mainly ornamental plants, but include vegetables of the onion family (Onion, Garlic, Leek, Chives) and Asparagus, and some species have been used medicinally. The majority are herbaceous with a swollen storage organ, but there are also evergreen succulents (Aloe) and woody evergreen climbers (Lapageria).
Bulbs or other storage organs

Long, thin leaves

Six petals

Six stamens

Seed capsule which forms inside the flower
Note: Several groups of plants in the Family Liliaceae have now been given their own Family status. These include Alliaceae, Alstroemeriaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae, Asphodelaceae, Aspidistraceae, Calochortaceae, Colchicaceae, Convallariaceae, Fritillariaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Trilliaceae, and Zephyranthaceae.
Even before these changes, it was difficult to know whether a plant belonged to the Lily Family, the Iris Family, or the Amaryllis Family. Here are some points of difference which might help:
Liliaceae ~ 6 stamens, superior ovary (inside the flower)

Iridaceae ~ 3 stamens, inferior ovary (behind the flower)

Amaryllidaceae ~ 6 stamens, inferior ovary (behind the flower)

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Scientific Family name.
Hint: Usually ends in "acea"
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The Family Liliaceae
belongs to the Order of Liliales


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Liliaceae
Liliales
Liliales
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus



Number of Species: 3500
Number of Genera: 16


Calochortus Genus
Tricyrtis Genus
Erythronium Genus
Fritillaria Genus
Lilium Genus
Tulipa Genus

Number of Species per Genus  

Calochortus

Prosartes

Scoliopus

Streptopus

Tricyrtis

Cardiocrinum

Erythronium

Fritillaria

Gagea

Lilium

110

Lloydia

Nomocharis

Notholirion

Tulipa

Clintonia

Medeola

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