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Agapanthes africanus-yercaud-salem-India.JPG
Agapanthus africanus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Agapanthoideae
Type genus
Agapanthus T.A. Durand and Hans Schinz
  • Agapanthaceae F. Voigt
  • Agapantheae

Agapanthoideae is a subfamily of monocot flowering plants in the family Amaryllidaceae, order Asparagales. It is one of three subfamilies of Amaryllidaceae. It was formerly treated as a separate family, Agapanthaceae.[1] The subfamily name is derived from the generic name of the type genus, Agapanthus.

It consists of a single genus, Agapanthus, and is endemic to South Africa.


  1. ^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009). "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 132–136. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x. 

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