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Section for Amaryllidaceae-in the broadest sense!

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Maggi Young:
 This section for Amaryllidaceae- excluding Galanthus and Narcissus


Amaryllidaceae is the botanical name of a family of flowering plants.These plants are herbaceous perennials that grow from bulbs.

You will see in the list below that two genera are highlighted: Galanthus and Narcissus .... this is because these are very popular and widely grown plants.  We have decided in the case of Galanthus that it should have its own section.... see here: http://www.srgc.org.uk/smf/index.php?board=25.0   and that Narcissus should be placed in the "Bulbs General" section of this Forum. In this way we hope that they may easily be found even by a beginner who does not know to which family these plants belong.

Some of the  Genera included in the family are .......
Amaryllis
Ammocharis
Apodolirion
Bokkeveldia
Boophone
Brunsvigia
Caliphruria
Calostemma
Carpolyza
Chlidanthus
Choananthus
Clivia
Cooperia
Crinum
Cryptostephanus
Cybistetes
Cyrtanthus
Eucharis
Eucrosi
Eustephia
Galanthus
Gemmaria
Gethyllis
Griffinia
Habranthus
Haemanthus
Hannonia
Hessea
Hieronymiella
Hippeastrum
Hymenocallis
Ismene
Lapiedra
Leptochiton
Leucojum
Lycoris
Namaquanula
Narcissus
Nerine
Pamianthe
Pancratium
Paramongaia
Phaedranassa
Phycella
Placea
Proiphys (Eurycles)
Pucara
Pyrolirion
Rauhia
Rhodophiala
Scadoxus
Sprekelia
Stenomesson
Sternbergia
Strumaria
Tapeinanthus
Tedingea
Traubia
Ungernia
Urceolina
Vagaria
Vallota
Worsleya
Zephyranthes...... you may post about any of these plants in this section  8)

see recent changes to list in more recent posts

Maggi Young:
Wikipedia tells us that :

--- Quote ---Amaryllidaceae has been recognized, with varying definitions, by most classification systems of the 20th Century, although the Cronquist system included it within a very broadly defined Liliaceae. The two families have traditionally been separated by including species with inferior ovaries in Amaryllidaceae and those with superior ovaries in Liliaceae.

The APG initially (1998) recognized the Agapanthaceae, Alliaceae, and Amaryllidaceae as separate families. The 2003 revision advocated treating Agapanthaceae, Alliaceae, and Amaryllidaceae as three subtaxa of a single family in the order Asparagales, citing Alliaceae Batsch (1786) as the name of earliest priority, but leaving open the option for recognizing three families. The most recent revision (2009) is clear that all three families should be combined as separate subfamilies of a broadly defined Amaryllidaceae. Despite these proposals to combine the three families in Amaryllidaceae sensu lato, their differences regarding chemical compounds and morphology are nevertheless considered sufficiently important by some authors to keep them apart. Amaryllidaceae are one of the few families of the higher Asparagales well defined by other than molecular characters, namely the combination of umbellate cymes, inferior ovaries, and unique alkaloid chemistry.
--- End quote ---

The SRGC Show rules follow the plant families as defined by APG II.

 If entering a plant in a show I suggest you consult closely the show schedules and rules.

For the purposes of this Forum the term Amaryllidaceae is retained for the plants mentioned in the post above. To try to disentangle the many threads over the history of the Forum would lead to greater chaos.  
This decision about keeping the established forum thread definitons applies to other families similarly rearranged by the taxonomists.
Who knows, a sceptic might argue that in a few years all will be  restored and so any change made here would be redundant.  ;)


Maggi Young:
 See  http://www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Amaryllidaceae/   for  some more changes ....

Species of Amaryllidaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 79 plant genera.
Genera in Amaryllidaceae
    Acis
    Agapanthus
    Allium
    Amaryllis
    Ammocharis
    Apodolirion
    Boophane
    Boophone
    Brunsvigia
    Calicharis
    Caliphruria
    Calostemma
    Castellanoa
    Cearanthes
    Chlidanthus
    Clinanthus
    Clivia
    Crinum
    Crossyne
    Cryptostephanus
    Cyrtanthus
    Diphalangium
    Eithea
    Eucrosia
    Eustephia
    Galanthus
    Gemmaria
    Gethyllis
    Gilliesia
    Griffinia
    Habranthus
    Haemanthus
    Hannonia
    Hieronymiella
    Hippeastrum
    Hymenocallis
    Ismene
    Jaimehintonia
    Leptochiton
    Leucocoryne
    Leucojum
    Lycoris
    Mathieua
    Miersia
    Myobranthus
    Namaquanula
    Narcissus
    Nerine
    Nothoscordum
    Pamianthe
    Pancratium
    Paramongaia
    Phaedranassa
    Phycella
    Placea
    Plagiolirion
    Proiphys
    Prototulbaghia
    Pyrolirion
    Rauhia
    Rhodophiala
    Scadoxus
    Solaria
    Speea
    Sprekelia
    Stenomesson
    Sternbergia
    Strumaria
    Tocantinia
    Traubia
    Trichlora
    Tristagma
    Tulbaghia
    Ungernia
    Urceocharis
    Urceolina
    Vagaria
    Worsleya
    Zephyranthes


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