monocot genus

Definitions of monocot genus
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n genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed

Synonyms:
liliopsid genus
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liliid monocot genus
genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Juncus, genus Juncus
type genus of the Juncaceae; perennial tufted glabrous marsh plants of temperate regions: rushes
genus Arum
type genus of the Araceae: tuberous perennial herbs of Europe and Asia with usually heart-shaped leaves
Acorus, genus Acorus
sweet flags; sometimes placed in subfamily Acoraceae
Aglaonema, genus Aglaonema
climbing herbs of southeastern Asia having thick fleshy oblong leaves and naked unisexual flowers: Chinese evergreen
genus Alocasia
tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix
genus Amorphophallus
genus of large tropical east Asian cormous aroids: devil's tongue; snake palm
genus Anthurium
large genus of often epiphytic evergreen tropical American plants often cultivated as houseplants
Arisaema, genus Arisaema
tuberous or rhizomatous herbaceous perennials
Arisarum, genus Arisarum
tuberous or rhizomatous perennial herbs; mainly Mediterranean area
genus Caladium
small genus of tropical South American tuberous perennials with large variously colored leaves
Calla, genus Calla
water arum
Colocasia, genus Colocasia
small genus of perennial tuberous herbs of tropical Asia: taro
genus Cryptocoryne
water trumpet; aquatic herbs having broad leaves and long slender spathes; often used as aquarium plants
Dieffenbachia, genus Dieffenbachia
evergreen perennial herbs of tropical America with lush foliage and poisonous sap; often cultivated as houseplants
genus Dracontium
small genus of tropical American cormous herbs
Dracunculus, genus Dracunculus
tuberous herbaceous perennials: dragon arum
Epipremnum, genus Epipremnum
small genus of evergreen lianas of southeastern Asia to western Pacific areas
Lysichiton, Lysichitum, genus Lysichiton, genus Lysichitum
skunk cabbage
genus Monstera
tropical American climbing plant with deeply incised leaves
genus Nephthytis
small genus of tropical western African creeping or twining herbs
Orontium, genus Orontium
one species of aquatic plant: golden club
Peltandra, genus Peltandra
small genus of North American marsh or aquatic herbs
genus Philodendron
any of several tropical American climbing plants with smooth shiny evergreen leaves
genus Pistia
one species: water lettuce
Scindapsus, genus Pothos, genus Scindapsus
evergreen climbers with adhesive adventitious roots; southeastern Asia and Brazil
genus Spathiphyllum
evergreen rhizomatous perennials of tropical America and Philippines and Indonesia
Symplocarpus, genus Symplocarpus
one species: skunk cabbage
Syngonium, genus Syngonium
epiphytic or terrestrial climbing shrubs of Central and South America; used as ornamental houseplants for their velvety foliage
Xanthosoma, genus Xanthosoma
tropical American tuberous perennials
Zantedeschia, genus Zantedeschia
calla lily
Lemna, genus Lemna
minute aquatic herbs floating on or below the water surface of still water consisting of a leaflike frond or plant body and single root
Spirodela, genus Spirodela
minute aquatic herbs floating on the water surface consisting of a shiny leaflike frond and 2-21 roots
Wolffia, genus Wolffia
minute rootless aquatic herbs having globular fronds floating on or near the water surface and bearing one flower per frond
Wolffiella, genus Wolffiella
minute rootless aquatic herbs having flat fronds floating on or below the water surface and bearing 1-2 flowers per frond; America and Africa
genus Orchis
type genus of the orchid family; hardy terrestrial orchids of the temperate the northern hemisphere
genus Aerides
epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia having stiff leaves and fragrant white flowers in arching racemes
Angraecum, genus Angraecum, genus Angrecum
genus of tropical Old World epiphytic orchids with showy flowers sometimes grotesque
Anoectochilus, genus Anoectochilus
genus of delicate Asiatic orchids
Aplectrum, genus Aplectrum
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
genus Arethusa
genus of bog orchids of North America and Japan
genus Bletia
genus of tropical American terrestrial orchids with large purple or pink flowers
Bletilla, genus Bletilla
small genus of chiefly east Asiatic hardy terrestrial orchids similar to genus Bletia
genus Brassavola
genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic rhizomatous orchids
Brassia, genus Brassia
genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids having striking axillary racemes of yellow to green spiderlike flowers with long slender sepals and warty lips: spider orchids
genus Caladenia
terrestrial orchids of Australia to New Caledonia
genus Calanthe
large and widely distributed genus of terrestrial orchids
Calopogon, genus Calopogon
terrestrial orchids of North America
genus Calypso
one species found throughout much of northern North America and Eurasia
Catasetum, genus Catasetum
genus of tropical American orchids having showy male and female flowers usually on separate inflorescences
genus Cattleya
large and highly valued genus of beautiful tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids; the typical orchids; known in many varieties
Cephalanthera, genus Cephalanthera
small genus of temperate Old World terrestrial orchids
Cleistes, genus Cleistes
terrestrial orchids of North and South America having slender fibrous roots; allied to genus Pogonia
Coeloglossum, genus Coeloglossum
terrestrial orchids of cooler parts of North America and Europe: satyr orchid
genus Coelogyne
large diverse genus of tropical Asiatic epiphytic orchids
Corallorhiza, genus Corallorhiza
genus of leafless root-parasitic orchids having small purplish or yellowish racemose flowers with lobed lips; widely distributed in temperate regions
Coryanthes, genus Coryanthes
small genus of tropical American epiphytic or lithophytic orchids
Cycnoches, genus Cycnoches
genus of epiphytic or terrestrial tropical American orchids
genus Cymbidium
genus of tropical epiphytic or terrestrial Old World orchids; one of the most popular orchid genera
Cypripedium, genus Cypripedium
genus of chiefly American perennial leafy-stemmed orchids: lady's slippers; sometimes includes species of genus Paphiopedilum
Dactylorhiza, genus Dactylorhiza
genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Asia and North Africa
genus Dendrobium
large genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia
genus Disa
genus of showy tropical African terrestrial orchids
Dracula, genus Dracula
comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
Dryadella, genus Dryadella
comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: very dwarf plants having short tufted and usually unifoliate stems with usually solitary flowers
Eburophyton, genus Eburophyton
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
Encyclia, genus Encyclia
large genus of epiphytic and lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas and West Indies; formerly included in genus Epidendrum
Epidendrum, genus Epidendrum
large and variable genus of terrestrial or epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Americas; some native to United States
Epipactis, genus Epipactis
genus of hardy orchids with leafy-bracted racemes of greenish or purplish irregular flowers
Glossodia, genus Glossodia
small genus of Australian orchids
Goodyera, genus Goodyera
genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes and stalked ovate leaves and small flowers
Grammatophyllum, genus Grammatophyllum
small genus of large epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of southeastern Asia to Polynesia; the giants of the Orchidaceae having long narrow leaves and drooping flower clusters often 6 feet long
Gymnadenia, genus Gymnadenia
small genus of terrestrial orchids of North America and temperate Eurasia
Gymnadeniopsis, genus Gymnadeniopsis
genus of North American terrestrial orchids usually included in genus Habenaria
Habenaria, genus Habenaria
chiefly terrestrial orchids with tubers or fleshy roots often having long slender spurs and petals and lip lobes; includes species formerly placed in genus Gymnadeniopsis
Hexalectris, genus Hexalectris
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Orchidaceae
Himantoglossum, genus Himantoglossum
small genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and Mediterranean region
genus Laelia
large genus of mostly epiphytic or lithophytic Central and South American orchids of various sizes
genus Liparis
genus of terrestrial and epiphytic orchids; pantropical to temperate
Listera, genus Listera
genus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem; found in temperate Asia and North America and Europe
Malaxis, genus Malaxis
large genus of largely terrestrial orchids with one or a few plicate leaves and slender spikes or tiny mostly green flowers; cosmopolitan
genus Masdevallia
large genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids whose flowers have sepals fused at the base forming a tube; includes orchids sometimes placed in genera Dracula and Dryadella and Scaphosepalum
genus Maxillaria
large genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with persistent leathery leaves and single-flowered scapes
Miltonia, genus Miltonia
genus of tropical American orchids
genus Odontoglossum
large and important genus of tropical American mostly epiphytic orchids; some of the most widely grown species are often placed in other genera
genus Oncidium
large genus of showy epiphytic or lithophytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical and subtropical America
Ophrys, genus Ophrys
a hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia
Paphiopedilum, genus Paphiopedilum
horticulturally important genus of mainly terrestrial orchids including many hybrids; southeastern Asia and Indonesia to Philippines and Solomon Islands; Paphiopedilum species sometimes included in genus Cypripedium
genus Phaius
genus of Asiatic and Australian terrestrial orchids
Phalaenopsis, genus Phalaenopsis
genus of ornamental epiphytic orchids of Asia and Australia
Pholidota, genus Pholidota
genus of mostly epiphytic orchids of Indonesia and the western Pacific
Phragmipedium, genus Phragmipedium
genus of tropical American orchid species often included in genus Cypripedium or Paphiopedilum and Selenipedium: lady slippers
Platanthera, genus Platanthera
herbaceous terrestrial orchids of temperate northern and southern hemispheres
Plectorrhiza, genus Plectorrhiza
small genus of Australian orchids
Pleione, genus Pleione
small genus of dwarf orchids; India to Thailand and Taiwan
genus Pleurothallis
large genus of epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical America
genus Pogonia
small but widely distributed genus of orchids closely related to genus Cleistes;: of damp or boggy areas of north temperate zone
Psychopsis, genus Psychopsis
epiphytic orchids of Central and South America formerly included in genus Oncidium
Pterostylis, genus Pterostylis
genus of terrestrial orchids of Australia and New Zealand and western Pacific
Rhyncostylis, genus Rhyncostylis
genus of epiphytic orchids of tropical Asia
Sarcochilus, genus Sarcochilus
diminutive epiphytic or lithophytic orchids with clumped short-stemmed foliage and arching racemes of colorful flowers; Australia and Polynesia to southeastern Asia
Scaphosepalum, genus Scaphosepalum
comprises some tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants with small flowers carried on one scape
Schomburgkia, genus Schomburgkia
genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids with showy racemose flowers
Selenipedium, genus Selenipedium
genus of tall reedlike tropical American orchids; includes species with pods used locally as a substitute for vanilla
genus Sobralia
genus of tropical American orchids
Spiranthes, genus Spiranthes
large cosmopolitan genus of white-flowered terrestrial orchids
genus Stanhopea
genus of tropical American epiphytic orchids
genus Stelis
genus of small caespitose orchids of tropical America
Trichoceros, genus Trichoceros
small genus of small epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical South America
genus Vanda
genus of showy epiphytic orchids of Himalayas to Malaysia
genus Vanilla
large genus of tropical climbing orchids; Old and New Worlds
Burmannia, genus Burmannia
type genus of the Burmanniaceae; slender herbs of warm regions with leaves resembling scales and flowers with a three-angled or three-winged perianth
Aegilops, genus Aegilops
goat grass
Agropyron, genus Agropyron
perennial grasses of temperate and cool regions: wheatgrass; dog grass
Alopecurus, genus Alopecurus
annual or perennial grasses including decorative and meadow species as well as notorious agricultural weeds
Andropogon, genus Andropogon
tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions
Arundo, genus Arundo
any of several coarse tall perennial grasses of most warm areas: reeds
Bromus, genus Bromus
a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae
Bouteloua, genus Bouteloua
forage grasses
Buchloe, genus Buchloe
buffalo grass
Calamagrostis, genus Calamagrostis
reed grass
Cenchrus, genus Cenchrus
a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae that have burs
Chloris, genus Chloris
tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass
Cortaderia, genus Cortaderia
tall ornamental grasses of South America and New Zealand and New Guinea: pampas grass
Cynodon, genus Cynodon
creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa
Dactylis, genus Dactylis
a monocotyledonous grass of the family Gramineae (has only one species)
Dactyloctenium, genus Dactyloctenium
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Gramineae
Digitaria, genus Digitaria
crab grass; finger grass
Echinochloa, genus Echinochloa
annual or perennial succulent grasses of warm regions
Eleusine, genus Eleusine
annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
Elymus, genus Elymus
tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)
Eragrostis, genus Eragrostis
annual or perennial grasses of tropics and subtropics
Erianthus, genus Erianthus
genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs
Festuca, genus Festuca
a genus of tufted perennial grasses of the family Gramineae
Glyceria, genus Glyceria
manna grass
Holcus, genus Holcus
a genus of Old World grasses widely cultivated in America
Hordeum, genus Hordeum
annual to perennial grasses of temperate northern hemisphere and South America: barley
Leymus, genus Leymus
genus that in some classifications overlaps the genus Elymus
Lolium, genus Lolium
darnel; ryegrass
Muhlenbergia, genus Muhlenbergia
a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae grown in America and Asia
Oryza, genus Oryza
rice
Oryzopsis, genus Oryzopsis
rice grass
Panicum, genus Panicum
panic grass
genus Paspalum
a genus of perennial grasses of warm regions
Pennisetum, genus Pennisetum
a genus of Old World grasses
Phalaris, genus Phalaris
a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
Phleum, genus Phleum
grasses native to temperate regions
Phragmites, genus Phragmites
reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
Poa, genus Poa
chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions
Saccharum, genus Saccharum
tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane
Schizachyrium, genus Schizachyrium
overlaps the genus Andropogon
Secale, genus Secale
cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain: rye
Setaria, genus Setaria
annual or perennial grasses of warm regions: bristlegrasses
Sorghum, genus Sorghum
annual or perennial tropical and subtropical cereal grasses: sorghum
Spartina, genus Spartina
grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands
Sporobolus, genus Sporobolus
cosmopolitan annual and perennial grasses (as dropseed or rush grass)
Stenotaphrum, genus Stenotaphrum
lawn grasses
Triticum, genus Triticum
annual cereal grasses from Mediterranean area; widely cultivated in temperate regions
Zea, genus Zea
corn
Zizania, genus Zizania
wild rice
Zoisia, genus Zoisia, genus Zoysia
lawn grasses native to southeastern Asia and New Zealand; grown especially in warm regions
Bambusa, genus Bambusa
tall tender clumping bamboos
Arundinaria, genus Arundinaria
North American bamboo
Dendrocalamus, genus Dendrocalamus
giant clump-forming bamboos
Phyllostachys, genus Phyllostachys
medium and large bamboos
Cyperus, genus Cyperus
type genus of Cyperaceae; grasslike rhizomatous herbs; cosmopolitan except very cold regions
Carex, genus Carex
large genus of plants found in damp woodlands and bogs and ditches or at water margins: sedges
Eriophorum, genus Eriophorum
cotton grass
Scirpus, genus Scirpus
rhizomatous perennial grasslike herbs
Eleocharis, genus Eleocharis
sedges having dense spikes of flowers and leaves reduced to basal sheaths
genus Pandanus
type genus of the Pandanaceae (as screw pines)
Typha, genus Typha
reed maces; cattails
Sparganium, genus Sparganium
type and sole genus of Sparganiaceae; marsh or aquatic herbs of temperate regions
Haemodorum, genus Haemodorum
type genus of family Haemodoraceae
Anigozanthus, genus Anigozanthus
genus of monocotyledonous plants with curious woolly flowers on sturdy stems above a fan of sword-shaped leaves; includes kangaroo's paw and Australian sword lily; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae
genus Canna
type and sole genus of the Cannaceae: perennial lily-like herbs of New World tropics
genus Maranta
herbs of tropical America
Musa, genus Musa
type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
Ensete, genus Ensete
Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas
Strelitzia, genus Strelitzia
small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
genus Ravenala
woody tropical plants with tall trunks; sometimes placed in family Musaceae
Zingiber, genus Zingiber
tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger
Curcuma, genus Curcuma
tropical Asiatic perennial herbs
Elettaria, genus Elettaria
cardamom
Acrocomia, genus Acrocomia
Central and South American feather palms
genus Areca
a monocotyledonous genus of palm trees
Attalea, genus Attalea
unarmed feather palms of central and northern South America
Borassus, genus Borassus
palmyra
genus Calamus
distinctive often spiny-stemmed palms found as climbers in tropical and subtropical forest
Caryota, genus Caryota
fishtail palms
Ceroxylon, genus Ceroxylon
wax palms
Cocos, genus Cocos
coconut palms
Copernicia, genus Copernicia
slow-growing tropical fan palms
genus Corozo
a monocotyledonous genus of tropical American palm trees
Corypha, genus Corypha
large fan palms of tropical Asia to Australia
Elaeis, genus Elaeis
oil palms
Euterpe, genus Euterpe
a monocotyledonous genus of graceful palm trees in tropical America
Metroxylon, genus Metroxylon
a genus of Malayan pinnate-leaved palm trees that flower and fruit once and then die
Nipa, Nypa, genus Nipa, genus Nypa
monotypic genus of palms of Australasia
Orbignya, genus Orbignya
palms of southern Mexico to northern South America: babassu palm
genus Phoenicophorium, phoenicophorium
latanier palm
genus Phoenix, phoenix
a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
Raffia, Raphia, genus Raffia, genus Raphia
feather palm of tropical Africa and Madagascar and Central and South America widely grown for commercial purposes
Rhapis, genus Rhapis
genus of small clump-forming fan palms of China and Japan
Roystonea, genus Roystonea
a monocotyledonous genus of West Indian feather palms
Sabal, genus Sabal
American dwarf fan palms
Serenoa, genus Serenoa
one species: saw palmetto
Thrinax, genus Thrinax
small to medium-sized fan palms
Xyris, genus Xyris
chiefly American marsh plants, having usually yellow flowers
genus Commelina
type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears
Tradescantia, genus Tradescantia
spiderworts
Ananas, genus Ananas
a genus of tropical American plants have sword-shaped leaves and a fleshy compound fruits composed of the fruits of several flowers (such as pineapples)
Bromelia
the type genus of the family Bromeliaceae which includes tropical American plants with deeply cleft calyx
Tillandsia, genus Tillandsia
large genus of epiphytic or terrestrial sparse-rooting tropical plants usually forming dense clumps or pendant masses
Mayaca, genus Mayaca
small genus of delicate mossy bog plants having white or violet flowers
Eriocaulon, genus Eriocaulon
type genus of the Eriocaulaceae: rushlike aquatic or marginal perennials usually found in shallow waters of acid lakes and pools and bogs
Pontederia, genus Pontederia
pickerelweed
Eichhornia, genus Eichhornia
water hyacinth; water orchid
Heteranthera, genus Heteranthera
mud plantains
Naias, Najas, genus Naias, genus Najas
sole genus of the family Naiadaceae
Alisma, genus Alisma
small genus of aquatic or semiaquatic plants
Sagittaria, genus Sagittaria
genus of aquatic herbs of temperate and tropical regions having sagittate or hastate leaves and white scapose flowers
Hydrocharis, genus Hydrocharis
frogbit
genus Hydrilla
one species
Limnobium, genus Limnobium
American frogbit
Elodea, ditchmoss, genus Elodea, pondweed
submerged freshwater perennials
Egeria, genus Egeria
small genus of dioecious tropical aquatic plants
Vallisneria, genus Vallisneria
eelgrass; eel grass
Potamogeton, genus Potamogeton
a large genus of aquatic herbs found in quiet waters in temperate regions; leaves usually float on the water
Groenlandia, genus Groenlandia
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Potamogetonaceae
Triglochin, genus Triglochin
perennial or annual bog or marsh plants; includes arrow grass
Zannichellia, genus Zannichellia
horned pondweed: completely submerged herbs; in some classifications included in Potamogetonaceae
Zostera, genus Zostera
(or in some classifications family Zosteraceae) small genus of widely distributed marine plants
genus Iris
large genus of perennials that develop from bulbs or rhizomes
Belamcanda, genus Belamcanda
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
genus Crocus
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
genus Freesia
cormous perennial herbs; native to South Africa
genus Gladiolus
gladiolas
Ixia, genus Ixia
a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
Sisyrinchium, genus Sisyrinchium
chiefly North American grasslike herbs
Sparaxis, genus Sparaxis
deciduous perennial herbs of South Africa
genus Amaryllis
type genus of the Amaryllidaceae; bulbous flowering plants of southern Africa
Bomarea, genus Bomarea
large genus of tropical American vines having showy often spotted umbellate flowers; sometimes placed in family Liliaceae especially subfamily Alstroemeriaceae
Haemanthus, genus Haemanthus
genus of African deciduous or evergreen bulbous herbs: blood lilies
genus Hippeastrum
bulbous flowering plants of tropical America
genus Narcissus
Old World perennial bulbous herbs
Strekelia, genus Strekelia
a monocotyledonous genus of the amaryllis family
Hypoxis, genus Hypoxis
small plants that resemble amaryllis and that grow from a corm and bear flowers on a leafless stalk; sometimes classified as member of the family Amaryllidaceae: star grass
Lilium, genus Lilium
type genus of Liliaceae
genus Agapanthus
small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
genus Albuca
genus of bulbous plants of South Africa; sometimes placed in subfamily Hyacinthaceae
Aletris, genus Aletris
small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Allium, genus Allium
large genus of perennial and biennial pungent bulbous plants: garlic; leek; onion; chive; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae as the type genus
genus Aloe
large genus of chiefly African liliaceous plants; in some systems placed in family Aloeaceae
genus Kniphofia
genus of showy clump-forming African herbs with grasslike leaves; sometimes placed in family Aloeaceae
genus Alstroemeria
genus of showy South American herbs with leafy stems; sometimes placed in family Alstroemeriaceae or in family Amaryllidaceae
Amianthum, genus Amianthum
one species: fly poison; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Anthericum, genus Anthericum
genus of Old World (mainly African) perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
Aphyllanthes, genus Aphyllanthes
one species; small fibrous-rooted perennial with rushlike foliage and deep blue flowers; sometimes placed in its own family Aphyllanthaceae
genus Asparagus
large genus of Old World perennial herbs with erect or spreading or climbing stems and small scalelike leaves and inconspicuous flowers; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae
Asphodeline, genus Asphodeline
genus of rhizomatous perennial or biennial herbs with numerous sometimes fragrant flowers in long cylindrical racemes; Mediterranean region to Caucasus; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
Asphodelus, genus Asphodelus
small genus of tall striking annuals or perennials with grasslike foliage and flowers in dense racemes or panicles; Mediterranean to Himalayas; sometimes placed in family Asphodelaceae
genus Aspidistra
genus of eastern Asiatic herbs; sometimes placed in the family Convallariaceae
Bessera, genus Bessera
small genus of cormous perennials of Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Blandfordia, genus Blandfordia
small genus of tuberous Australian perennial herbs
Bloomeria, genus Bloomeria
small genus of bulbous perennial herbs of southwestern United States and Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Bowiea, genus Bowiea
small genus of tropical African perennial bulbous herbs with deciduous twining stems; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
genus Brodiaea
genus of western United States bulbous plants with basal leaves and variously colored flowers; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae
Calochortus, genus Calochortus
large genus of western North American leafy-stemmed bulbous herbs
Camassia, Quamassia, genus Camassia, genus Quamassia
genus of scapose herbs of North and South America having large edible bulbs
Erythronium, genus Erythronium
perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violet; adder's tongue; trout lily; fawn lily
Fritillaria, genus Fritillaria
fritillary
Tulipa, genus Tulipa
Eurasian perennial bulbous herbs
Colchicum, genus Colchicum
chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae
genus Gloriosa
sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae; one species: glory lily
Hemerocallis, genus Hemerocallis
east Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae
Funka, Hosta, genus Funka, genus Hosta
robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae
genus Hyacinthus
sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae as the type genus
Hyacinthoides, genus Hyacinthoides
small genus of perennial bulbs of western Europe and North Africa; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
Ornithogalum, genus Ornithogalum
sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
Muscari, genus Muscari
sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
genus Scilla
sometimes placed in subfamily Hyacinthaceae
Tofieldia, genus Tofieldia
genus of perennial herbs of cool temperate regions; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Urginea, genus Urginea
Mediterranean liliaceous plants; sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae
Ruscus, genus Ruscus
a genus of European evergreen shrubs; sometimes placed in family Asparagaceae
Narthecium, genus Narthecium
bog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Veratrum, genus Veratrum
a genus of coarse poisonous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in subfamily Melanthiaceae
Xerophyllum, genus Xerophyllum
small genus of North American herbs having grasslike basal leaves: squaw grass; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
Xanthorroea, genus Xanthorroea
grass trees; sometimes placed in family Xanthorrhoeaceae
Zigadenus, genus Zigadenus
genus of mostly North American poisonous plants; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
genus Trillium
deciduous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Liliaceae
Smilax, genus Smilax
sometimes placed in Smilacaceae
Convallaria, genus Convallaria
sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lily of the valley
genus Clintonia
sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae
Liriope, genus Liriope
sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lilyturf
Maianthemum, genus Maianthemum
sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: false lily of the valley
Polygonatum, genus Polygonatum
sometimes placed in subfamily Convallariaceae
Uvularia, genus Uvularia
genus of perennial rhizomatous herb of southern and southeastern United States
Tacca, genus Tacca
genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers
genus Agave
type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
Cordyline, genus Cordyline
Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants
genus Dracaena
Old World tropical plants with branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
Nolina, genus Nolina
perennial plants resembling yucca; found in southern United States and Mexico
Polianthes, genus Polianthes
genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like flowers; Mexico; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae
genus Sansevieria
Old World tropical herbaceous perennial of the agave family; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
genus Yucca
tropical American plants with stiff lancelike leaves and spikes of white blossoms; sometimes considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
common arrowhead
a weed
Type of:
genus
(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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