Asphodelaceae vr. Aloaceae

Abdul Ghafoor artemisiella89 at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Mar 12 16:09:01 CST 2001

As far as i understand from recent literature Asphodelaceae and Aloaceae are
two segregate families for Liliaceae. In Aloaceae the leaves r thick,
succulent with spinous margins and the flowers r tubular. The two families
resemble each other in that the flowers are in spikes on lealess stems. The
Asphodelaceae has got leaves thin, flat and fistular-terete and margins not
spinous with perianth segments rotate and free or almost so to the base or
fused and shortly tubular.

Abdul Ghafoor
Scientific Research Specialist,
Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute,
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,
P.O.Box 6086,
Saudi Arabia

>From: Phil Bunch <pbunch at CTS.COM>
>Reply-To: Phil Bunch <pbunch at CTS.COM>
>Subject: Asphodelaceae vr. Aloaceae
>Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 10:31:24 -0800
>Anyone care to comment on the best (read most acceptable, widespread.
>logical) designation for what has been known as the Aloaceae at this
>Phil Bunch

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