genus Agapanthus


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Noun1.genus Agapanthus - small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually 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
agapanthus, lily of the Nile - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
African lily, African tulip, Agapanthus africanus, blue African lily - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
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The genus Agapanthus established by L'Heritier in 1788 belongs to the family Amaryllidaceae and order Asparagales [1].
Agapanthus praecox is an evergreen species of genus Agapanthus; it is commonly called blue lily, agapanthus, Africa lily, or lily of the Nile.
Besides, Agapanthus praecox was also reported to contain phytoecdysteroids, although the levels were found to be lower than other species within the genus Agapanthus (Savchenko et al., 1997).