Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Asparagales — the hyacinths, bluebells and related plants.

Etymologies

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Hyacinthus +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • Note 4: Renosterveld geophytes include Iridaceae, Asphodelaceae, Colchicaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Eriospermaceae, and Orchidaceae; van Rooyen and Steyn, 19. back

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  • Most of the 630 species of geophytes are petaloid monocots in the families Hyacinthaceae (Lachenalia, Ornithogalum), Iridaceae (Babiana, Lapeirousia, Moraea, Romulea), Amaryllidaceae (Brunsvigia, Hessea, Strumaria) and Asphodelaceae (Bulbine, Trachyandra).

    Succulent Karoo

  • Geophyte diversity is remarkably high; the lowland and montane fynbos ecoregions support about 1,500 species, most belonging to the petaloid monocot families, notably Iridaceae, Orchidaceae, Hyacinthaceae, and Amaryllidaceae.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • Geophyte diversity is particularly high; the lowland and montane ecoregion support about 1,500 species, most belonging to the petaloid monoct families, notably Iridaceae, Orchidaceae, Hyacinthaceae, and Amaryllidaceae.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • Eucomis is a member of the Hyacinthaceae family, formerly part of the Liliaceae family, and is closely related to lachenalias, scillas and hyacinths.

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