Agavaceae

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Agavaceae

[′ag·ə′vās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of flowering plants in the order Liliales characterized by parallel, narrow-veined leaves, a more or less corolloid perianth, and an agavaceous habit.
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Familia Numero de generos Numero de especies Agavaceae 2 7 Alliaceae 4 4 Alstromeriaceae 1 1 Amaryllidaceae 3 6 Anthericaceae 1 9 Araceae 2 2 Bromeliaceae 4 19 Calochortaceae 1 4 Commelinaceae 8 21 Cyperaceae 7 28 Dioscoreaceae 1 12 Eriocaulaceae 1 3 Hydrocharitaceae 1 1 Hypoxidaceae 1 4 Iridaceae 3 12 Juncaceae 2 5 Juncaginaceae 1 1 Lemnaceae 1 2 Melanthiaceae 2 4 Orchidaceae 44 130 Poaceae 38 75 Pontederiaceae 1 1 Potamogetonaceae 1 3 Smilacaceae 1 4 Typhaceae 1 1 Total 132 359 Cuadro 2.
New circumscriptions and a new family of asparagoid lilies: genera formerly included in Anthericaceae. Kew Bull.
New circumscriptions and anew family of asparagoid lilies: genera formerly included in Anthericaceae. Kew Bulletin 51: 667-680.