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LILIIDAE (monocotyledonous flowering plants)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Subclass)

ALISMATALES R.Br. ex Bercht. & J.Presl, 1820 (pond plants)
ALISMATACEAE (water-plantains), eg: Alisma plantago-aquatica (Water-plantain) - Plant with floating and emergent leaves APONOGETONACEAE (Cape pondweeds), eg: Aponogeton distachyos (Cape Pondweed, Cape-pondweed) - Leaves and flowers on pond surface ARACEAE (lords-and-ladies), eg: Arum maculatum (Cuckoo Pint, Lords and Ladies, Lords-and-ladies) - Plant BUTOMACEAE (flowering rushes), eg: Butomus umbellatus (Flowering-rush) - Flower HYDROCHARITACEAE (waterweeds), eg: Hydrocharis morsus-ranae (Frogbit) - Flower - oblique view - in situ JUNCAGINACEAE (arrowgrasses), eg: Triglochin maritimum (Sea Arrowgrass) - Fertilised flower POTAMOGETONACEAE (pondweeds), eg: Potamogeton pusillus (Lesser Pondweed) - Plant ZOSTERACEAE (eelgrasses), eg: Zostera (Zostera) marina (Eelgrass) - In situ - leaf tips
Order 33 subtaxa 43 ident refs
ARECALES (palms) Order 2 subtaxa  
ARECACEAE (palms) Family 2 subtaxa  
Phoenix canariensis (Canary Date Palm)
Young Canary date palm in wooden tub
Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. Wendl. (Chusan Palm)
Difference in thickness between natural and stripped log
ASPARAGALES (orchids, onions & irises)
AMARYLLIDACEAE (daffodils and onions), eg: Galanthus plicatus subsp. plicatus (Pleated Snowdrop) - Plant - in situ ASPARAGACEAE (hyacinths), eg: Polygonatum multiflorum (Solomon’S Seal, Solomon's-seal, Sow's Tits) - Plant - from side IRIDACEAE (corms), eg: Iris tuberosa (Snake's-head Iris) - Flower buds - top view ORCHIDACEAE (orchids), eg: Orchis mascula (Early Purple Orchid, Early-purple Orchid) - Plant - in situ XANTHORRHOEACEAE (asphodels, red-hot-pokers & New Zealnd flaxes), eg: Unidentified Haworthia (Unidentified Haworthia Succulents) - Flowers
Order 105 subtaxa 53 ident refs
COMMELINALES (spiderworts & pickerel weeds) Order 1 subtaxon  
PONTEDERIACEAE (pickerelweeds) Family 1 subtaxon  
Pontederia cordata L. (Pickerelweed) Species   1 ident refs
DIOSCOREALES (bog asphodels & black bryonies) Order 3 subtaxa  
DIOSCOREACEAE (black bryonies) Family 2 subtaxa  
Dioscorea communis (L.) Caddick & Wilkin (Black Bryony)
Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Flower)
Flower - side view
NARTHECIACEAE (bog asphodels) Family 1 subtaxon  
Narthecium ossifragum (L.) Huds. (Bog Asphodel)
Inflorescence - top view
LILIALES (lilies)
COLCHICACEAE (colchicums), eg: Colchicum autumnale (Meadow Saffron) - Flower - top view - close-up LILIACEAE (lilies), eg: Lilium martagon (Martagon Lily) - Plant MELANTHIACEAE (herb Parises and Wakerobins), eg: Paris quadrifolia (Herb Paris, Herb-Paris) - Plants - in fruit
Order 7 subtaxa 5 ident refs
POALES Small, 1903 (grasses, sedges & rushes)
CYPERACEAE (cotton-grasses, spike-rushes and sedges), eg: Carex sylvatica (Wood Sedge, Wood-sedge) - Plant - side view JUNCACEAE (rushes and wood-rushes), eg: Luzula pilosa (Hairy Woodrush) - Plant POACEAE (grasses, couch), eg: Polypogon monspeliensis (Annual Beard-grass) - Plant TYPHACEAE (bulrushes), eg: Typha angustifolia (Lesser Bulrush) - Plant
Order 189 subtaxa 136 ident refs
ZINGIBERALES (gingers) Order 1 subtaxon  
ZINGIBERACEAE (gingers) Family 1 subtaxon  
Hedychium gardnerianum (Ginger Lily)
Plant - in greenhouse display

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Sell, P. & Murrell, G., 1996 (Butomaceae to Orchidaceae) Flora of Great Britain and Ireland 5: Liliidae

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 84 general literature references to LILIIDAE (monocotyledonous flowering plants)

LILIIDAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 6312 feeding and other relationships of LILIIDAE (monocotyledonous flowering plants)

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