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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamilia: Amaryllidoideae
Tribus: Eucharideae
Genera: CaliphruriaEucharisPlagiolirionUrceolina

Nothogenera: × Calicharis – × Urceocharis

Eucharideae Hutch., Fam. Fl. Pl. 2: 130. 1934.
Type genus: Eucharis Planch. & Linden, nom. cons.


Eucharidinae Pax in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. II, 5: 102, 110. 1887, pro subfamilia.


Amaryllidaceae Eucharideae.
Hutchinson, J. (1934) Fam. Fl. Pl. 2: 130.
Meerow, A.W. (1989) Systematics of the Amazon Lilies, Eucharis and Caliphruria (Amaryllidaceae). Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 76(1): 136–220 [1].

Eucharideae is a tribe of plants within the family Amaryllidaceae. It was augmented in 2000 by Meerow et al. following a molecular phylogenetic study that revealed that many elements of the tribe Stenomesseae segregated with it, rather than separately, and were subsequently submerged in it (although there was an initial proposal to rename this clade Stenomesseae).[2] It forms one of the tribes of the Andean subclade of the American clade of the subfamily.[3]


In Traub's monograph on the Amaryllidaceae (1963), he conceived of a tribe Euchareae based on the type genus, Eucharis and constituted from six genera in total.[4] However, the Müller-Doblies' deemed this to be polyphyletic, and redistributed the genera over three separate tribes, retaining Eucharideae as one of those tribes, but divided into two subtribes, Eucharidinae and Hymenocallidinae with a total of seven genera.[5] Meerow and Snijman (1998) considered these separate tribes, retaining only four genera in their Eucharideae.[6] The tribe was then considerably reconstituted following a deconstruction of tribe Stenomesseae based on molecular phylogenetics, resulting in seven genera.[2]

The placement of Eucharideae within subfamily Amaryllidoideae is shown in the following cladogram:[2]
Cladogram: Tribes of subfamily Amaryllidoideae

Subfamily Amaryllidoideae

Tribe Amaryllideae


Tribe Cyrtantheae


Tribe Haemantheae


Tribe Calostemmateae

Eurasian clade

Tribe Lycorideae


Tribe Galantheae

Tribe Pancratieae

Tribe Narcisseae

American clade
Hippeastroid clade

Tribe Griffineae

Tribe Hippeastreae

Andean clade

Tribe Eustephieae

Tribe Eucharideae/Stenomesseae

Tribe Clinantheae

Tribe Hymenocallideae


Eucharis type


Fam. Fl. Pl. 2: 130. 1934
Meerow et al. 2000b.
Vigneron 2008.
Traub 1963.
Müller-Doblies & Müller-Doblies 1996.

Meerow & Snijman 1998.


Meerow, Alan. Towards a phylogeny of the Amaryllidaceae. pp. 169–179., in Rudall et al. (1995)
Müller-Doblies, U.; Müller-Doblies, D. (1996). "Tribes and subtribes and some species combinations in Amaryllidaceae J St Hil R Dahlgren & al. 1985". Feddes Repertorium. 107 (5–6): S.c.1–S.c.9.
Meerow, AW; Snijman, DA (1998). Flowering Plants · Monocotyledons. pp. 83–110. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-03533-7_11. ISBN 978-3-642-08377-8., in Kubitzki (1998). (additional excerpts)
Meerow, Alan W.; Snijman, Deirdre A. (2006). "The never-ending story: multigene approaches to the phylogeny of Amaryllidaceae". Aliso. 22: 355–366. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
Vigneron, Pascal (2008). "Amaryllidaceae". (in French). Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
Stevens, P.F. (2001–2012), Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Amaryllidoideae
Rudall, P.J.; Cribb, P.J.; Cutler, D.F.; Humphries, C.J., eds. (1995). Monocotyledons: systematics and evolution (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monocotyledons: Systematics and Evolution, Kew 1993). Kew: Royal Botanic Gardens. ISBN 978-0-947643-85-0. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
Kubitzki, K., ed. (1998). The families and genera of vascular plants. Vol.3. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-64060-8. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
Meerow, A.W.; Fay, M.F.; Guy, C.L.; Li, Q.-B.; Zaman, F.Q.; Chase, M.W. (1999). "Systematics of Amaryllidaceae based on cladistic analysis of plastid rbcL and trnL-F sequence data". Am. J. Bot. 86 (9): 1325–1345. doi:10.2307/2656780. JSTOR 2656780. PMID 10487820.
Meerow, A.W.; Guy, C.L.; Li, Q.-B.; Yang, S.-L. (2000). "Phylogeny of the American Amaryllidaceae Based on nrDNA ITS Sequences" (PDF). Systematic Botany. 25 (4): 708–726. doi:10.2307/2666729. JSTOR 2666729. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
"Amaryllidaceae: A taxonomic tool for the Amaryllidaceae of the world". eMonocot. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
Traub, H.P. (1963). Genera of the Amaryllidaceae. La Jolla, California: American Plant Life Society. Archived from the original on 2018-10-01.

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