The Class Liliopsida is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Subclass (5): Alismatidae · Arecidae · Aridae · Commelinidae · Liliidae
- Order (20): Alismatales · Amaryllidales · Arales · Arecales · Asparagales · Colchicales · Cymodoceales · Dioscoreales · Haemodorales · Hydrocharitales · Iridales · Juncaginales · Liliales · Melanthiales · Najadales · Poales · Stemonales · Tecophilaeales · Trilliales · Xanthorrhoeales
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 10,355 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Class Liliopsida.
Alismatales is an order of flowering plants including about 2500 species. Plants assigned to this order are mostly tropical or aquatic. [more]
Arales is a botanical name for an order of flowering plants. The name was used in the Cronquist system for an order placed in subclass Arecidae, circumscribed as (1981): [more]
Arecaceae or Palmae (also known by the name Palmaceae, which is considered taxonomically invalid, or by the common name palm tree), are a family of flowering plants, the only family in the monocot order Arecales. There are roughly 202 currently known genera with around 2600 species, most of which are restricted to tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate climates. Most palms are distinguished by their large, compound, evergreen leaves arranged at the top of an unbranched stem. However, many palms are exceptions to this statement, and palms in fact exhibit an enormous diversity in physical characteristics. As well as being morphologically diverse, palms also inhabit nearly every type of habitat within their range, from rainforests to deserts. [more]
Asparagales is the name of an order of plants, used in modern classification systems such as the APG III system (which is used throughout this article). The order takes its name from the family Asparagaceae and is placed in the monocots. The order has only recently been recognized in classification systems. It was first put forward by Huber in 1977 and later taken up in the Dahlgren system of 1985. Before this, many of its families were assigned to the old order Liliales: a very large order containing almost all monocots with colorful tepals and without starch in their endosperm. DNA sequence analysis indicated that Liliales should be divided into at least Liliales, Asparagales and Dioscoreales. The boundaries of the Asparagales and of its families have undergone a series of changes in recent years; future research may lead to further changes and ultimately greater stability. [more]
Dioscoreales is a botanical name for an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Dioscoreaceae. [more]
Hydrocharitales is a botanical name of an order of flowering plants. A well-known system that used this name is the Cronquist system (1981), for an order in subclass Alismatidae, with this circumscription: [more]
Liliales is an order of monocotyledonous flowering plants. This order of necessity includes the family Liliaceae, but both the family and the order have had a widely disputed history, with the circumscription varying greatly from one taxonomist to another. Well known plants from the order include Lilium (lily), tulip, the North American wildflower Trillium, and greenbrier. [more]
Najadales is a botanical name of an order of flowering plants. A well-known system that used this name is the Cronquist system (1981), that used this name for an order in subclass Alismatidae with this circumscription: [more]
Poales is a large order of flowering plants in the monocotyledons, and includes families of plants such as the grasses, bromeliads, and sedges. Sixteen plant families are currently recognized by botanists to be part of Poales. [more]
At least 86 species and subspecies belong to the Order Xanthorrhoeales.
More info about the Order Xanthorrhoeales may be found here.
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