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Asparagales (agaves, aloes, onions, day-lilies)

Wikipedia Abstract

Asparagales (asparagoid lilies) is an order of plants in modern classification systems such as the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG) and the Angiosperm Phylogeny Web. The order takes its name from the type family Asparagaceae and is placed in the monocots amongst the lilioid monocots. The order has only recently been recognized in classification systems. It was first put forward by Huber in 1977 and later taken up in the Dahlgren system of 1985 and then the APG in 1998, 2003 and 2009. Before this, many of its families were assigned to the old order Liliales, a very large order containing almost all monocots with colourful tepals and lacking starch in their endosperm. DNA sequence analysis indicated that many of the taxa previously included in Liliales should actually be redistributed over t
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Amaryllidaceae (2,824)   (45)   (1)
Asparagaceae (asparagus) (3,756)   (109)   (7)
Asphodelaceae (1,366)   (121)   (1)
Asteliaceae (41)   (2)
Blandfordiaceae (6)
Boryaceae (14)
Doryanthaceae (2)
Hyacinthaceae (2)
Hypoxidaceae (african potato) (184)   (1)
Iridaceae (2,903)   (32)   (1)
Ixioliriaceae (5)
Lanariaceae (1)
Orchidaceae (orchids) (33,122)   (688)   (1)
Tecophilaeaceae (32)   (1)
Xeronemataceae (2)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0