Alstroemeriaceae Dumort.

First published in Anal. Fam. Pl. 57, 58. 1829 (1829)nom. cons.
This family is accepted

Accepted Genera


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016)


  • Aagesen, L. and Sanso, A.M. (2003). Phylogeny of the Alstroemeriaceae, based on morphology, rps16 intron, and rbsL sequence data. Syst. Bot. 28 (1): 47-69.
  • Assis, M.C. (2005). Alstroemeriaceae. In: Wanderley, M.G., Shepherd, G.J., Melhem, TS. and Giulietti, A.M. (eds.). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo. vol. 4, p. 238-244.
  • Bayer, E. (1987). Die Gattung Alstroemeria in Chile. Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. Münch. 24: 1-362.
  • Bayer, E. (1998). Alstroemeriaceae, pp. 79-83. In: Kubitzki, K. (ed.). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants vol. III. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Dahlgren, R.M.T., Clifford, H.T. and Yeo, P.F. (1985). Alstroemeriaceae. The families of the Monocotyledons, pp.220-226. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Harling, G. Neuendorf, M. (2003). Alstroemeriaceae, pp. 1-108. In: Harling, G. and Andersson, L. (eds.). Flora of Ecuador vol. 71. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg.
  • Hofreiter, A. (2006). Revision of Bomarea Mirb. subgenus Sphaerine (Herb.)Baker. Nordic Journal of Botany 24: 117-141.
  • Hofreiter, A. and Tillich, H-J. (2002). The delimitation, ecology, distribution and infrageneric subdivision of Bomarea Mirbel (Alstroemeriaceae). Feddes Repertorium 113(7-8): 528-544.
  • Sanso, A.M. (1996). El género Alstroemeria (Alstroemeriaceae) en Argentina. Darwiniana 34: 349-382.
  • Sanso, A.M. and Xifreda, C.C. (2001). Generic delimitation between Alstroemeria and Bomarea (Alstroemeriaceae). Annals of Botany 88: 1057-1069.
  • Sanso, A.M.  and Xifreda, C.C. (1999). The synonymy of Schickendantzia with Alstroemeria (Alstroemeriaceae). Systematics and Geography of Plants 68: 315-323.
  • Sanso, A.M., Assis, M.C. and Xifreda, C.C. (2005). Alstroemeria a charming genus. Acta Horticulturae 686: 63-77.

The Kew Temperate Plant Families Identification Handbook

  • Christenhusz, M. J. M., Fay, M. F. & Chase, M. W. (2017). Plants of the World, an Illustrated Encylopedia of Vascular Plants. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; University of Chicago Press.
  • Heywood, V. H., Brummitt, R. K., Culham, A. & Seberg, O. (2007). Flowering Plant Families of the World. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • WCSP (2020).


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