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Topic: Asparagaceae

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  Summary APG II
In the flowers, the outer tepal whorl tends to be green outside, and the ovary is inferior; there is often a narrowly tubular part of the tepal or an apical beak to the ovary.
Iridaceae may be recognised by their usually ensiform and equitant isobifacial leaves and their large flowers with showy tepals, three extrorse stamens, complex stigma, and inferior ovary.
Agapanthaceae are rather large, rhizomatous herbs that can be recognised by their rather fleshy and 2-ranked leaves and their scapose umbellate inflorescence of generally large flowers with superior ovaries.
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 Dibdabdoo.com Home Style Gardening How to Grow Asparagus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Asparagus is a perennial plant with erect, edible stems and tiny branches that bear even tinier flowers that become red berries that contain the fl Asparagus seed.
Formerly in the Liliaceae family, botanists have realized that Asparagus is in a class by itself and have repositioned its 120 species in the Asparagaceae genus.
Asparagus is a high-end gourmet food item, but if you know how to grow asparagus, it becomes an inexpensive way to add a delicate flavor to your meals.
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Kocyan and Endress (2001b) note that the connective is massive, the stamens being supplied by 2-4 "vascular complexes".
Furthermore, as we shall see, there is little morphological support for families or family groupings in the Asparagaceae area in particular.
Laxmanniaceae + Asparagaceae + Ruscaceae: steroidal saponins, fructans in roots +; pedicels articulated; fruit a capsule; endosperm helobial, thick-walled, pitted, hemicellulosic.
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/research/APweb/orders/asparagalesweb.htm   (7814 words)

 Encyclopedia: Narcissus (herb)
Orders Base Monocots: Acorus Alismatales Asparagales Dioscoreales Liliales Pandanales Family Petrosaviaceae Commelinids: Arecales Commelinales Poales Zingiberales Family Dasypogonaceae Monocotyledons or monocots are a group of flowering plants usually ranked as a class and once called the Monocotyledoneae.
Families according to the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group Agapanthus Agavaceae Alliaceae Amaryllidaceae Aphyllanthaceae Asparagaceae Asphodelaceae Asteliaceae Blandfordiaceae Boryaceae Doryanthaceae Hemerocallidaceae Hyacinthaceae Hypoxidaceae Iridaceae Ixioliriaceae Lanariaceae Laxmanniaceae Orchidaceae Ruscaceae Tecophilaeaceae Themidaceae Xanthorrhoea Xeronema Asparagales is an order of monocots which includes a number of families of non-woody plants.
Genera Amaryllis Clivia Galanthus Hippeastrum Hymenocallis Leucojum Lycoris Narcissus Nerine Vallota For a complete list, see List of Amaryllidaceae genera The Amaryllidaceae are a family of flowering plants, with over 800 species in about 60 genera.
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 Asparagus - ENaturalHealthCenter.com (e2121.com)
Asparagus belongs to the family Asparagaceae with about 300 species; it is native from Siberia to southern Africa.
Related to the lily family, asparagus has a slender green stalk with a distinctive but elusive flavor and a mildly astringent undertone.
Another report says that the plant contains asparagusic acid which is nematocidal (destructive to nematode worms) and is used in the treatment of schistocystis (fissure or crack of the bladder).
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 Asparagus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is the only genus in the family Asparagaceae and has about 120 species, distributed through Africa, Europe and Asia, and has also been introduced to Australia.
However, the shoots of some indigenous southern African species are also eaten.
Malcomber, S.T. and Sebsebe, D. The status of Protasparagus and Myrsiphyllum in the Asparagaceae.
www.museums.org.za /bio/plants/asparagaceae/asparagus.htm   (133 words)

 Articles - Agavaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Conversely, data from molecular systematics now suggest that Agavaceae should be broadened to include a number of genera previously classified elsewhere, among them Chlorogalum, Camassia and the family Anthericaceae with anything up to 22 additional genera.
The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group's APG II classification nullifies both these proposals by placing Agavaceae, along with a number of other families (including Ruscaceae) in an expanded family Asparagaceae.
However, APG II allows the alternative of keeping some of these families, including Agavaceae, separate, though in this case it recommends expanding the family to include the genera currently classified in Anemarrhenaceae, Anthericaeae (with Anthericum and Paradisea), Behniaceae and Herreriaceae.
www.lastring.com /articles/Agavaceae?mySession=ec335c32407ff1c0f973673ac4d096a3   (313 words)

[ Arnelliaceae ] [ Asparagaceae ] [ Asphodelaceae ]
Vernacular names of plants within the Family Asparagaceae
For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.
www.crescentbloom.com /Plants/Familia/A/ASPARAGACEAE.htm   (69 words)

 Plants For A Future Species Database: Full list of latin names
Aspalathus linearis Rooibos Leguminosae Asparagus abyssinicus Asparagaceae Asparagus acutifolius Asparagaceae Asparagus adscendens Asparagaceae Asparagus albus Asparagaceae Asparagus aphyllus Asparagaceae Asparagus dahuricus Asparagaceae Asparagus filicinus Fern asparagus Asparagaceae Asparagus lucidus Chinese asparagus Asparagaceae A. cochinchinensis.
Asparagus maritimus Asparagaceae Asparagus officinalis Asparagus Asparagaceae Asparagus racemosus Shatavari Asparagaceae Asparagus sauveolens Asparagaceae Protasparagus suaveolens.
Asparagus tenuifolius Asparagaceae Asparagus verticillatus Asparagaceae Asperula cynanchica Squinancy wort Rubiaceae Asperula tinctoria Dyer's woodruff Rubiaceae Galium triandrum.
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This appears as a papery "sooty" fl layer over the seed.
For more information about the Asparagales, try the DELTA descriptions for the Agavaceae, Alliaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Anthericaceae, Aphyllanthaceae, Asparagaceae, Asphodelaceae, Asteliaceae, Blandfordiaceae, Calectasiaceae, Convallariaceae, Cyanastraceae, Dasypogonaceae, Doryanthaceae, Dracaenaceae, Eriospermaceae, Hanguanaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Herreriaceae, Hostaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Hypoxidaceae, Ixioliriaceae, Luzuriagaceae, Nolinaceae, Philesiaceae, Phormiaceae, Ruscaceae, Tecophilaeaceae, Velloziaceae, and the Xanthorrhoeaceae
Learn about the relationships of Agavaceae and other closely allied families.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /monocots/liliflorae/asparagales.html   (442 words)

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