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138.0000 Family Asparagaceae Juss.; Gen. Pl.: 40 (1789), nom. cons., s. lat.
ca. 140 genera, ca. 3400 spp. The family is nowadays expanded very much to include all of former Asparagales (from Tecophilaeaceae to Ruscaceae)
Species listed in database: 3501; hybrids: 24
= Agavaceae Dumort., Anal. Fam. Pl.: 57, 58 (1829), nom. cons.
= Anemarrhenaceae Conran, M. W.Chase & Rudall, Kew Bull. 52: 995 (1997)
= Anthericaceae J.Agardh, Theoria Syst. Pl.: 27 (1858)
= Aphyllanthaceae Burnett, Outlines Bot.: 421, 1153 (1835)
= Aspidistraceae Hassk., Cat. Hort. Bot. Bogor.: 32 (1844)
= Behniaceae Conran, M.W.Chase & Rudall, Kew Bull. 52: 996 (1997)
= Chlorogalaceae Doweld & Reveal, Reveal, Bot. Rev (Lancaster) 71: 53 (2005)
= Convallariaceae Horan., Prim. Lin. Syst. Nat.: 53 (1834)
= Dracaenaceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 73 (1866), nom. cons.
= Eriospermaceae Orb., Dict. Univ. Hist. Nat. 5: 402 (1845)
= Eucomidaceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 16 (1866)
= Eustrephaceae Chupov, Bot. Zhurn (Moscow & Leningrad) 79(3): 7 (1994)
= Herreriaceae Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 290 (1850)
= Hesperocallidaceae Traub, Pl. Life 28: 131 (1972)
= Hostaceae B.Mathew, Kew Bull. 43: 302 (1988)
= Hyacinthaceae Batsch ex Borkh., Bot. W├Ârterb. 1: 315 (1797)
= Lachenaliaceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 20 (1866)
= Laxmanniaceae Bubani, Fl. Pyren. 4: 111 (1902)
= Lomandraceae Lotsy, Vortr. Bot. Stammesgesch. 3: 761 (1911)
= Nolinaceae Nakai, Chosakuronbun Mokuroku [Ord. Fam. Trib. Nov.]: 226 (1943)
= Ophiopogonaceae Meisn., Pl. Vasc. Gen., Tab. Diagn. 397, Comm. 308 (1842)
= Ornithogalaceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 33 (1866)
= Peliosanthaceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 63 (1866)
= Polygonataceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 63 (1866)
= Ruscaceae M.Roem., Handb. Allg. Bot. 3: 446 (1840), nom. cons.
= Sansevieriaceae Nakai, J. Jap. Bot. 12: 779 (1936)
= Scillaceae Vest, Anleit. Stud. Bot.: 267, 284 (1818)
= Themidaceae Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 84 (1866)
= Tupistraceae Schnizl., Iconogr. Fam. Regn. Veg. 1: 72 (1846)
= Yuccaceae J.Agardh, Theoria Syst. Pl.: 8 (1858)
138.2002 Genus Asparagus L.; Sp. Pl. 1: 313 (1753)
Distribution: arid and semiarid regions of the Old World; incl. (ca. 30), Russia (from Europeana part to Far East), Caucasus, and Middle Asia, > 150 spp. tropical and South Africa, tropical Asia, Australia (1)
Species listed in database: 219
= Asparagopsis (Willd.) Kunth, Abh. Akad. Berl. (1842) 35
= Elachanthera F.Muell., Vict. Natural, 3: (1886) 108
= Elide Medik., Phil. Bot. 2: 71 (1791)
= Hecatris Salisb., Gen. Pl. Fragm. 66 (1866)
= Myrsiphyllum (L.) Willd., Ges. Naturf. Fr. Berl. Mag. 2: (1808) 25
= Protasparagus Oberm., S. Afr. J. Bot., 2(3): 243 (1983) [nom. nov.]

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