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AMARYLLIDACEAE AMARYLLIS FAMILY

Dale W. McNeal


Perennial herb, generally from bulb, coat membranous. Stem: erect, generally cylindric, solid. Leaf: basal, sessile. Inflorescence: scapose, umbel-like or 1-flowered; bracts generally 2(8), conspicuous, ± fused. Flower: perianth often with a conspicuous, ± tubular crown, parts 6, in 2 whorls, petal-like, [free to] ± fused, radial or not; stamens 6, ± fused to perianth, ± united, anthers attached at base; ovary inferior, chambers 3, each many-ovuled, style 1, stigmas 1 or 3. Fruit: generally capsule, dry, loculicidal, or fleshy berry.
± 60 genera, 800 species [Meerow & Snijman 2006 Aliso 22:355–366] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.

Key to Amaryllidaceae

1. Perianth crown a conspicuous tube

2. Stamens free from, generally included in crown ..... NARCISSUS

2' Stamens fused to, exserted from crown ..... PANCRATIUM

1' Perianth crown 0

3. Flowers appearing after leaves withered; perianth parts ± pink, sometimes white or yellow basally; filaments >> anthers ..... AMARYLLIS

3' Flowers appearing before leaves withered; perianth parts white, each with a green spot below thickened tip; filaments < anthers ..... [LEUCOJUM]

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