Lanariaceae

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Lanariaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Lanariaceae
H.Huber ex. R.Dahlgren & A.E.van Wyk[1]
Genus: Lanaria
Aiton
Species: L. lanata
Binomial name
Lanaria lanata
Map-Lanariaceae.PNG
Lanariaceae distribution map
Synonyms

Hyacinthus lanatus L.
Lanaria plumosa Aiton

Lanariaceae is a monotypic family of flowering plants, placed in the order Asparagales of the monocots.[2] The family has only recently been recognized by taxonomists. The APG III system of 2009 (unchanged from the 1998 and 2003 versions) does recognize this family. The family includes a single genus, Lanaria containing a single species, Lanaria lanata, occurring in South Africa.[3] Lanaria lanata is commonly known as Cape edelweiss or lambtails.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x 
  3. ^ Millington, Andrew; Blumler, Mark; Schickhoff, Udo (2011), The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography, SAGE Publications, pp. 143–, ISBN 978-1-4462-5445-5, retrieved 2013-08-07, "The Cape Floristic Region in South Africa is comparatively rich in endemic flowering-plant families. Five families of angiosperms (Penaeaceae, Roridulaceae, Geissolomataceae, Grubbiaceae, and Lanariaceae) are endemic to that region ..." 

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