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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Liliales

Familia: Liliaceae
Subfamilia: Medeoloideae
Genera: ClintoniaMedeola

Medeoloideae (Benth.) Tamura (1998)

Type genus: Medeola L.


Medeoleae Benth., Gen. Pl. (Bentham & J.D.Hooker) 3: 750, 762. (1883)

Medeolinae S.Watson in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 14: 222. 1879, subtribus pro tribus Medeoleae Benth.
Medeolaceae Takht., Sist. Magnoliof.: 291. 1987.


Tamura, M.N. 1998. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants (ed. K.Kubitzki) 3: 350.

The Medeoloideae (syn. Medeoleae) are a subfamily of monocotyledon perennial, herbaceous mainly bulbous flowering plants in the lily family, Liliaceae.

The Medeoleae are characterised by rhizomatous stems, inconspicuous flowers, the formation of berries that are animal dispersed and broad reticulate-veined leaves.[1]

In the most recent taxonomy of the AP Web system, this subfamily has been downgraded to a tribe, Medeoleae, within the subfamily Lilioideae. [2]

The taxon includes two genera;



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