Agapanthaceae F. Voigt
* APG II (2003): optionally included in Alliaceae.
* Lohmüller, F.A. 2005. The Botanical System of the Plants
Agapanthaceae is the botanical name of a monocot family of flowering plants in the order Asparagales, more recently reduced to the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the family Amaryllidaceae. The family and subfamily names are derived from the generic name of the sole included type genus, Agapanthus. Previously the genus Agapanthus has also been included in the Alliaceae (e.g. in the Dahlgren system) or the Liliaceae (e.g. in the Cronquist system, which unlike most classification systems included both Alliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in a broadly defined Liliaceae).
Agapanthus shares characters with other genera included in the modern Amaryllidaceae, but lacks the compounds that give alliaceous plants (subfamily Allioideae) their characteristic onion or garlic odor, and has superior ovaries, unlike the usually inferior ovaries of subfamily Amaryllidoideae.
* Agapanthus – the sole genus in the family/subfamily
1. ^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidace
Source: Wikipedia, Wikispecies: All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License