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Nº 49. Thursday, March 17, 2011


n Bot. Family of monocotyledonous plants whose general characteristics are very similar to those of the Liliaceae, from which they are distinguished for having an inferior ovary, such as amaryllis.

Type genus: Amaryllis.


From modern Latin Amaryllidaceae; from Amaryllis, name of a plant genus; and the Latin suffix -aceae, «-aceous».