Family  Melanthiaceae Batsch ex Borkh., nom. cons.

Family number: 702    Last Updated: 12-Jan-2017
Alternate name:
Number of accepted genera: 21
Type genus: Melanthium L.
Comments: monocot family

Complete list of genera


  1. Zomlefer, W. B. et al. 2006. A synopsis of Melanthiaceae (Liliales), with focus on character evolution in tribe Melanthieae. Pp. 566?578 in J. T. Columbus et al. (eds.), Monocots: comparative biology and evolution (excluding Poales). Aliso 22:566-578.

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Synonyms for family:

Subfamilies and tribes for Melanthiaceae Batsch ex Borkh., nom. cons.:


  • Seeds: 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 12 July 2020.