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Annual, perennial herb, shrub [tree], fleshy or not, rhizomed. Stem: branched or not. Leaf: basal or ± so or in terminal clusters, alternate, linear to widely lanceolate [ovate], small (1.5–27 cm, 0.5–3 mm wide) [to large (1.9–4 m, 3–6 cm wide)], leathery or not, fleshy or not, entire or with minute sharp teeth or coarse prickles. Inflorescence: panicle [spike, raceme], bracts scattered. Flower: perianth parts 6, in 2 petal-like whorls, radial or ± bilateral, free or ± fused; stamens 6, equal or not, anthers attached at base or middle; ovary superior, chambers 3. Fruit: capsule, loculicidal. Seed: 6–many, flat, angled, or winged, gray, brown, ± black, black-brown.
± 17 genera, 800 species: Africa, Mediterranean to central Asia. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Asphodelaceae
Annual, perennial herb. Leaf: basal, alternate, linear, entire. Inflorescence: bracts persistent, narrowly lanceolate, scarious; pedicels jointed. Flower: perianth parts ± free, white or ± pink; filaments widened, especially toward base; stigma head-like, ± 3-lobed. Seed: 6, black.
12 species: southern Europe. (Greek: ancient name, flower of Hades and the dead)
Previous taxon: Aloe X schoenlandii
Next taxon: Asphodelus fistulosus
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Jan 30 2015
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Asphodelus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9490, accessed on Jan 30 2015
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