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Family Profile

Amaryllidaceae

Family Description

A family of about 73 genera and 1605 species, worldwide.

Genera

Crinum - A genus of about 65 species, pantropic and also in the subtropics; about five species occur naturally in Australia.

Proiphys - A genus of 4 species from south-east Asia, Melanesia and Australia; all 4 species occurs naturally in Australia.

References

Hewson, H.J. (1987 f). Crinum. Flora of Australia. 45: 369-375.

Jones, D.L. & Dowe, J.L. (2001). Austrobaileya 6(1): 121-125.

Telford, I.R.H. (1987g). Proiphys. Flora of Australia. 45: 376-379.