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Gagea lutea
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Subfamily: Lilioideae
Tribe: Lilieae

The Lilieae are a tribe of monocotyledon perennial, herbaceous mainly bulbous flowering plants in the Liliaceae (Lily) family.[1]

The term has varied over the years but in modern classification constitutes a broad circumscription (Lilieae sensu lato, s.l.) with eight genera, placed in the subfamily Lilioideae. However older literature frequently uses a narrower circumscription with six genera (Lilieae sensu stricto, s.s.), excluding Tulipa (which now includes Amana) and Erythronium which were treated as a separate tribe, Tulipeae. Within Lilieae s.s., Gagea now includes Lloydia.

Distribution of Lilieae genera
Genera Sensu stricto Sensu lato
Cardiocrinum Lilieae Lilieae
Notholirion Lilieae Lilieae
Nomocharis Lilieae Lilieae
Fritillaria Lilieae Lilieae
Lilium Lilieae Lilieae
Gagea Lilieae Lilieae
Lloydia Lilieae Lilieae
Amana Tulipeae Lilieae
Tulipa Tulipeae Lilieae
Erythronium Tulipeae Lilieae

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stevens, P. F. (2001–2012). "Liliaceae". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, September 28, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014.


  • Gao, Yun-Dong; Zhou, Song-Dong; He, Xing-Jin; Wan, Juan (January 2012). "Chromosome diversity and evolution in tribe Lilieae (Liliaceae) with emphasis on Chinese species". Journal of Plant Research. 125 (1): 55–69. doi:10.1007/s10265-011-0422-1. ISSN 0918-9440. PMID 21559881.