Genus: Agapanthus LʼHér.

Family: Amaryllidaceae
Subfamily: Agapanthoideae
Alternate family(ies): Agapanthaceae, Alliaceae, Liliaceae
Genus number: 280
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 34 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Abumon Adans., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Fay, M. F. & M. W. Chase 1996. Resurrection of Themidaceae for the Brodiaea alliance, and recircumscription of Alliaceae, Amaryllidaceae and Agapanthoideae. (Taxon) 45:449.
  • Snoeijer, W. Agapanthus: a revision of the genus. 2004. (Gen Agapanthus)
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Agapanthus
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 March 2019.