A family of about 13 genera and 800 species, herbs, especially diverse in South America, n. North America, and n. Eurasia. Although included in Amaryllidaceae by APG III (2009), Seberg et al. (2012) and others make a strong case for the benefits of recognizing smaller families in the Asparagales, a course followed here.
Ref: APG III (2009); Dahlgren, Clifford, & Yeo (1985); Fay & Chase (1996); Meerow & Snijman In Kubitzki (1998a); Müller-Doblies & Müller-Doblies (1996); Rahn In Kubitzki (1998a); Seberg et al. (2012). Show full citations.