Medeoloideae

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Medeoloideae
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Medeola virginiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Liliales
Family: Liliaceae
Subfamily: Medeoloideae
Benth.
Synonyms

Medeoleae Benth.

The Medeoloideae (syn. Medeoleae) are a subfamily of monocotyledon perennial, herbaceous mainly bulbous flowering plants in the Liliaceae (Lily) family.

Description[edit]

The Medeoleae are characterised by rhizomatous stems, inconspicuous flowers, the formation of berries that are animal dispersed and broad reticulate-veined leaves.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

In the most recent taxonomy of the AP Web system, this subfamily has been downgraded to a tribe, Medeoleae, within the subfamily Lilioideae. [2]

The taxon includes two genera;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rina Kamenetsky, Hiroshi Okubo, ed. (2012). Ornamental Geophytes: From Basic Science to Sustainable Production. CRC Press. ISBN 1-4398-4924-2. 
  2. ^ Stevens, P. F. (2001–2012). "Liliaceae". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 12, September 28, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014.