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(Botany) of, relating to, or belonging to the Liliaceae, a family of plants having showy flowers and a bulb or bulblike organ: includes the lily, tulip, and bluebell
[C18: from Late Latin līliāceus, from līlium lily]


(ˌlɪl iˈeɪ ʃəs)

1. of or like the lily.
2. belonging to the lily family.
[1725–35; < Late Latin līliāceus. See lily, -aceous]
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Adj.1.liliaceous - of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Liliaceae
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The air was delightfully cool and fragrant; and the drops of dew still glittered on the leaves of the large liliaceous plants, which shaded the streamlets of clear water.
Listado de especies # Nombre Genero Especie 1 Acacia Albizia lebbeck 2 Aguacate Persea americana 3 Alamo Populus mexicana 4 Alamo plateado Populus alba 5 Algodoncillo Hibiscus liliaceous 6 Almendron Terminalia catappa 7 Amapa Tabebuiu spp 8 Arbol botella Brachychiton populneus 9 Arbol del cepillo Callistemon citrinus 10 Arbol del luego Delonix regia 11 Arbol lele Pseudobombax ellipticum 12 Arbol lira Ficus lyrata 13 Bagote Purkinsoniu aculenla 14 Benjamina Ficus benjamina 15 Biznaga Ferocactus spp 16 Brea Cercidium praecox 17 Casuarina Casuarina equisetifolia 18 Ceiba Ceiba pentandra 19 Chilicote Erylhrina (labelliiormis 20 Sina Lophocereus schottii wr.
Previous publications mostly reported on regeneration via somatic embryogenesis, while direct organogenesis of liliaceous species, particularly Agapanthus was rarely reported.
Previously, micropropagation of Liliaceous plant species largely utilized the flowering organs as the explant choice (Dunstan and Short, 1978; Wilmink et al.
Embryogenic callus induction from leaf explants of the Liliaceous ornamental plant, Agapanthus praecox ssp.
Spies, Degree Magister Scientiae Thesis, Phylogenetic Relationships of the Genus Lachenalia With Other Related Liliaceous Taxa, University of the Free State (2004).
Cockerell (1922) considered it to be a liliaceous flowering cladode, but closer examination of the type specimen, and other subsequently recovered specimens, shows features characteristic of fin-winged fruits (Fig.
2008) and reduce the stature and fecundity of early-blooming, liliaceous species (Webster et al.
Both species aggregate as early nymphs, roost at night, and are flightless and polyphagous, but favor liliaceous food plants (Whitman & Orsak 1985; Whitman 1988, 1990).
The absence of colchicine in these products is not surprising since Ginkgo biloba, the source material for ginkgo preparations, is taxonomically unrelated to the colchicine producing Colchicum autumnale and related Liliaceous species.