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Noun1.Colchicaceae - one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted: genera Colchicum and Gloriosa
liliid monocot family - family of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae; mostly herbs usually with petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, lily family - includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae
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More conspicuously monosymmetric are Alstroemeriaceae with monosymmetric nectar guides in Alstroemeria (Bayer, 1998), Colchicaceae with sharply angled style in Gloriosa (Werth, 1956; Endress, 1994, Nordenstam, 1998), Corsiaceae with a strongly monosymmetric perianth (Neinhuis & Ibisch, 1998), Liliaceae with a spur in one of the six tepals in Fritillaria sect.
The Dahlgren reference (Dahlgren, 1985) refers to a taxonomic paper on the Liliales, with colchicine being a marker of the taxon designated as Colchicaceae.