Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Liliales — the lilies and related plants.

Etymologies

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Lilium +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • - formerly classified as Liliaceae, but more recently placed in the new family Agavaceae - are found in the southwestern (and, to some extent, southeastern) United States, Mexico, and the West Indies.

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  • - formerly classified as Liliaceae, but more recently placed in the new family Agavaceae - are found in the southwestern (and, to some extent, southeastern) United States, Mexico and the West Indies.

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  • The major botanical families tend to be named for a distinguished, familiar plant: The rose rules the Roseaceae, the lily the Liliaceae, the aster the Asteraceae.

    Oregano, basil and other members of the mint family dominate the herb garden

  • Garlic (Allium sativum), a member of the Liliaceae (Lily) Family, helps one be more resistant to infection.

    Brigitte Mars: 7 Herbs And Spices That Warm You Up

  • The families of plants which have the greatest number of rare and endangered species are Liliaceae, Orchidaceae, Rosaceae, Fabaceae and Asteraceae. 15 out of 68 rare and endangered plant species of the Kopet Dag range seem to have vanished due to habitat decline.

    Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe

  • Ephemers and ephemeroids are two other dominant life forms that can complete their annual life cycle during the short spring (species in the families Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae; genera Tulipa, Ornithogalum, Gagea, Ixiolirion, and Eremurus).

    Kazakh steppe

  • Some of the endemic plants are extremely rare due to restricted ranges, such as Aloe suzannae (Liliaceae) and the palm, Dypsis decaryi, as well as tiny Euphorbia herbs, Pachypodium spp., and Hibiscus shrubs exploited for the ornamental and nursery trades.

    Madagascar spiny thickets

  • This growth form is found extensively throughout the families Aizoaceae, Crassulaceae, Liliaceae, and Euphorbiaceae.

    Succulent Karoo

  • In the forests of Ke, arboreal Liliaceae and Pandanaceae abound, and give a character to the vegetation in the more exposed rocky places.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • The cliffs above the sea offered to our view screw-pines and arborescent Liliaceae of strange forms, mingled with shrubs and creepers; while the higher slopes supported a dense growth of forest trees.

    The Malay Archipelago

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