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  • Liliaceae Juss.

This family is accepted.
Tulipa sprengeri

[FWTA]

Liliaceae, F.N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Herbs, mostly perennial, or rarely soft-wooded shrubs; roots from a rhizome, corm or bulb, or tuberous; stem erect or climbing, leafy or scapose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic, sometimes large and showy, never in umbels
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth mostly corolla-like, with or without a tube; segments usually 6, rarely 4 or more, in 2 similar series, imbricate or the outer valvate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens usually 6, hypogynous or adnate to and always opposite to the perianth segments; filaments usually free; anthers 2-celled, usually opening by a slit lengthwise
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovules usually numerous and mostly 2-seriate in each loculus Ovary superior, mostly 3-locular with axile placentas, or rarely 1-locular with parietal placentas; style entire or divided, rarely styles free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule or berry
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with copious endosperm

[FTEA]

Liliaceae, John Grimshaw, D. Phil. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial geophytes; bulbs formed of 1 to many scales attached to reduced stem, tunicate or not
Morphology Leaves
Leaves basal or cauline, sometimes petiolate, 1- many, alternate or verticillate, linear to ovate-lanceolate, bases sometimes sheathing, veins parallel
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal raceme, sometimes umbel-like, or a single terminal flower, bracts subtending flowers absent or present and leaf-like
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or occasionally weakly zygomorphic
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 6 in 2 whorls, free to base, usually brightly coloured, often with contrasting basal nectaries
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens in 2 series of 3; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary superior, trilocular, with numerous ovules per locule; style solitary, erect, short to long; stigma capitate to 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a loculicidal capsule with numerous seeds
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, discoid to ellipsoidal

Liliaceae Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl. [Jussieu] 48. 1789 [4 Aug 1789] (1789)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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