Trilliaceae

Trilliaceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Liliales
Family: Trilliaceae
Genera
  • Trillium
  • Paris
  • Daiswa
  • Kinugasa
  • Trillidium
  • Pseudotrillium
Ref. http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/Article

Trilliaceae is a family of petaloid, lilioid monocots. To paraphrase what Steven Elliott wrote of the genus Trillium in 1817, "this family is an interesting one. A whorl of leaves at the summit of a stem, supporting a single flower, it contains and conceals many species." In its most recent treatment (Farmer and Schilling 2002) the family, which exhibits an arcto-tertiary distribution, is comprised of 6 genera. Three exhibit a wide distribution: Paris from Iceland to Japan, Daiswa from eastern Asia, and Trillium from North America and eastern Asia; and three are monotypic, endemic genera: Trillidium, with a tepaloid inflorescence, from the Himalayan Mountains; Kinugasa, with petaloid sepals, from Japan; and the newly described Pseudotrillium, with spotted petals, from the Pacific Northwest.

Susan Farmer

http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/Trillium


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