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A Subfamily in the Kingdom Plantae.


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The Subfamily Allioideae is a member of the Family Orchidaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Allioideae:

The Subfamily Allioideae is further organized into finer groupings including:


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Allium is a monocot genus of flowering plants, informally referred to as the onion genus. The generic name Allium is the Latin word for garlic. [more]








Phaius is a genus of large, mostly terrestrial orchids (family Orchidaceae). The genus has about 20 species. These species are found in tropical Asia, into China, Japan, Australia, and west to Africa and Madagascar. The genus is abbreviated Phaius in trade journals. [more]




The plant genus Ipheion belongs to the family and contains about 6 species. [more]




Leucocoryne () is a genus of bulbous perennials of the family Alliaceae. There are twelve species, all native to Chile. The foliage of all species is long and narrow and has an onion-like scent. The blue, white or lilac flowers are held in umbels. [more]


Milla is a genus of plant belonging to the family Themidaceae and contains the following species of plants. [more]


Herbs perennial, with strong, onionlike odor. Bulb cylindric, enveloped by fibers derived from disintegrated leaf sheaths, usually with a short rhizome at base. Leaves linear, base sheathing. Inflorescence a terminal spike, many flowered, enveloped while young by a membranous spathe. Flowers crowded, small. Perianth segments usually 6, connate for 1/3--2/3 their length into a tube. Stamens 6, inserted at base of perianth tube, exserted; inner ones strongly dilated in basal 1/2, with 1 tooth on each side; anthers subdorsifixed. Ovary 3-loculed; ovules 2 per locule. Style columnar, slender; stigma small. Fruit a capsule, several seeded, loculicidal.[1] [more]




Shrubs, rarely subshrubs, deciduous. Branchlets spreading, slender, terete or angled; buds ovoid, scales imbricate, apex acute. Leaves often 2-ranked; stipules conspicuous, deciduous; leaf blade simple, margin doubly serrate and usually 3-parted or shallowly 3-5(-7) -lobed. Inflorescence a terminal or sometimes axillary raceme or panicle; bracts linear-lanceolate to ovate, small, caducous. Flowers bisexual. Hypanthium campanulate, urceolate-campanulate, or cylindric. Sepals 5, erect, persistent in fruit and becoming densely pubescent and stipitate glandular abaxially. Petals white or pink-red, subequaling sepals. Stamens 10-30, irregularly 2-whorled on rim of hypanthium, not exceeding petals. Carpels 1(-5) ; ovary with 2-10 ovules; style erect. Follicles enclosed by persistent hypanthium, dehiscent along adaxial suture. Seeds several, obovoid; testa lustrous; caruncle convex.[2] [more]


The genus Nothoscordum belongs to the Alliaceae family and contains the following species of plants. [more]



More info about the Genus Petronymphe may be found here.


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  1. Chen Sing-chi, Nicholas J. Turland "Milula". in Flora of China Vol. 24 Page 202. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at
  2. Ku Tsue-chih, Crinan Alexander "Neillia". in Flora of China Vol. 9 Page 77. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at


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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 08:01:20