Hypoxidaceae

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Hypoxidaceae
Hypoxis hemerocallidea BotGardBln1105InflorescenceHabitus.JPG
Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Hypoxidaceae
R.Br.[1]
Genera

Hypoxidaceae is a family of flowering plants, placed in the order Asparagales of the monocots.[1]

The APG IV system of 2016 (unchanged from the 1998, 2003, and 2009 versions) recognizes this family.[2][1] The family consists of four genera totalling some 160 species.[3]

The members of the family are small to medium herbs, with grass-like leaves and an invisible stem, modified into a corm or a rhizome. The flowers are born on leafless shoots, also called scapes. The flowers are trimerous, radially symmetric. The ovary is inferior, developing into a capsule or a berry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385. ISSN 0024-4074.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  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. ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.

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