Amaryllidaceae or amaryllids, or Amaryllis family, its name from the genus Amaryllis, in the order of Asparagales, is a family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, consisting of around 1600 species in approximately 75 genera, mostly distributed in tropical to subtropical regions. Plants are herbaceous, mainly perennial and bulbous, and rarely rhizomatous. Leaves are basal or cauline and linear. Flowers are bisexual, actinomorphic, arranged in umbels, panicles, racemes, and often on scapes or terminal leafless stems. Perianths are six and free or connate at base. Stamens are six. Filaments are connate basically. Anthers are introrse. Ovary is inferior, and 3-loculed. Placentation axile. Fruit is a capsule and loculicidal dehiscent. Seeds are endospermic. Five species, belonging four different genera, are illustrated in this chapter.
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Xu, Z., Chang, L. (2017). Amaryllidaceae. In: Identification and Control of Common Weeds: Volume 3. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5403-7_34
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