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Ruscaceae
Ruscus aculeatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Ruscaceae
Spreng.
Genera

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Ruscaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Asparagales that includes several genera previously included in the Liliaceae, for example in the Cronquist system. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II system recommends its inclusion in Asparagaceae but allows for its optional recognition as a monophyletic family; this is a change from the APG system of 1998, which did not accept the family at all. In the past, the genera included here were included in a wide interpretation of the family Liliaceae, or divided into the families Convallariaceae, Dracaenaceae, Nolinaceae.

Genera

Convallariaceae included:

  • Aspidistra
  • Convallaria
  • Heteropolygonatum
  • Liriope
  • Lourya
  • Maianthemum
  • Ophiopogon
  • Peliosanthes
  • Polygonatum
  • Reineckea
  • Rhodea
  • Smilacina
  • Tupistra

Dracaenaceae included:

  • Dracaena
  • Sanseviera

References and external links


Wiktionary

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Etymology

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Ruscaceae

  1. (botany) A taxonomic family, within order Asparagales - many genera of flowering plants.
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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Convallaria majalis, a species of familia Ruscaceae

Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales
Familia: Ruscaceae
Tribus: Convallarieae - Ophiopogonae - Polygonatae
Genera: Aspidistra - Beaucarnea - Convallaria - Danae - Dasylirion - Disporopsis - Dracaena - Eriospermum - Heteropolygonatum - Liriope - Maianthemum - Nolina - Ophiopogon - Peliosanthes - Polygonatum - Reineckea - Rohdea - Ruscus - Sansevieria - Semele - Theropogon - Tupistra

Name

Ruscaceae Spreng.

Generic taxa

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Synonyms

  • Aspidistraceae Endlicher,
  • Convallariaceae Horaninow
  • Dracaenaceae Salisbury
  • Eriospermaceae Endlicher
  • Nolinaceae Nakai
  • Ophiopogonaceae Endlicher
  • Peliosanthaceae Salisbury
  • Polygonataceae Salisbury
  • Sansevieraceae Nakai
  • Tupistraceae Schnizlein

References

  • Lohmueller F.A. 2005. The Botanical System of the Plants[1]
  • Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9, June 2008. 2009 Mar 11 [2].

Vernacular names

Dansk: Musetorn-familien
Deutsch: Mäusedorngewächse
Polski: Konwaliowate
Русский: Иглицевые
Suomi: Ruskuskasvit

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