Genus: Chortolirion A. Berger

Possible synonym of: Aloe L.

Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Alternate family(ies): Aloaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus number: 13983
Last updated: 28-Nov-2017
Accession Count: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Daru, B. H. et al. 2013. Molecular and morphological analysis of subfamily Alooideae (Asphodelaceae) and the inclusion of Chortolirion in Aloe. Taxon 62:62-76.
  2. Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flora of southern Africa.
  3. Grace, O. M. et al. 2013. A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae). Phytotaxa 76:7-14. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.76.1.2
  4. Klopper, R. R. et al. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships in the family Asphodelaceae (Asparagales). Biodiversity and ecology; journal of the Division Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants of the Biocenter Klein Flottbek, the Herbarium Hamburgense, and the Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg 3:9-36.
  5. Kubitzki, K., ed. 1990-. The families and genera of vascular plants.
  6. Smith, G. F. & A. E. van Wyk. 1993. The generic status of Chortolirion (Aloaceae): evidence from leaf anatomy. Kew Bull. 48:105-113.
  7. Smith, G. F. 1991. Studies on the reproductive biology and palynology of Chortolirion Berger (Asphodelaceae: Alooideae) in Southern Africa. Taxon 40:61-73.
  8. Treutlein, J. et al. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in Asphodelaceae (subfamily Alooideae) inferred from chloroplast DNA sequences (rbcL, matK) and from genomic fingerprinting (ISSR). Taxon 52:193-207.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
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