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Alliaceae

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Alliaceae
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Ipheion uniflorum


Ipheion uniflorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Magnoliophyta
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Alliaceae
Genera

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Alliaceae is a family of herbaceous perennial plants. They are monocots, part of order Asparagales.

Genus Allium includes several important food plants, including Onion (Allium cepa), Chives (A. schoenoprasum), Garlic (A. sativum and A. scordoprasum), and Leek (A. porrum).

The Alliaceae are closely related to two other families in the order Asparagales, the amaryllis family (Amaryllidaceae) and the family Agapanthaceae, which includes the single genus Agapanthus. Based on the close relationship between the three families, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group recognizes the alternative of including the Amaryllidaceae and the Agapanthaceae in family Alliaceae.

Genera

Several genera that were historically classified in the Alliaceae, including Androstephium, Bessera, Bloomeria, Brodiaea, Dandya, Dichellostemma, Milla, Petronymphe, Triteleia, and Triteleiopsis, are now increasingly thought to represent a separate family, Themidaceae.

Allium
Ancrumia
Caloscordum
Erinna
Garaventia
Gethyum
Gilliesia
Ipheion
Leucocoryne
Miersia
Milula
Muilla
Nectaroscordum
Nothoscordum
Solaria (genus)
Speea
Trichlora
Tristagma
Tulbhagia
Zoelnerallium
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