Family  Amaryllidaceae J. St.-Hil., nom. cons.

Family number: 49    Last Updated: 12-Jan-2017
Alternate name:
Number of accepted genera: 184
Type genus: Amaryllis L.
Comments: monocot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Meerow, A. W. & D. A. Snijman. 1998. Amaryllidaceae. The families and genera of vascular plants. 3:83-110.
  2. Meerow, A. W. et al. 1999. Systematics of Amaryllidaceae based on cladistic analysis of plastid sequence data. Amer. J. Bot. 86:1325-1345.
  3. Meerow, A. W. et al. 2000. Phylogeny of the American Amaryllidaceae based on nrDNA ITS sequences. Syst. Bot. 25:708-726. URL:

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Synonyms for family:


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 14 July 2020.