Agapanthus

AgapanthaceaeAbumonAfrican blue liliesagapanthiLily of the NileMauhlia
Agapanthus is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.wikipedia
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Amaryllidaceae

Amaryllis familyAmaryllidaceae sp.Amaryllid family
Agapanthus is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.
Most genera grow from bulbs, but a few such as Agapanthus, Clivia and Scadoxus develop from rhizomes (underground stems).

Asparagales

IridalesAsparagalean
The family is in the monocot order Asparagales.
Species are used as food and flavourings (e.g. onion, garlic, leek, asparagus, vanilla), as cut flowers (e.g. freesia, gladiolus, iris, orchids), and as garden ornamentals (e.g. day lilies, lily of the valley, Agapanthus).

Agapanthus africanus

lily
The type species for the genus is Agapanthus africanus.
Agapanthus africanus (African lily) is a flowering plant from the genus Agapanthus native to the area of Cape of Good Hope in South Africa.

Allioideae

Alliaceaeonion subfamilyAllieae
Agapanthus does not have the distinctive chemistry of Allioideae.
In 1985, Dahlgren, Clifford, and Yeo continuing the work of Huber, but with a more cladistic approach, defined the Alliaceae to include all of the genera that are now included in Allioideae (30 genera, 720 species), plus Agapanthus and a group of genera that are now placed in Themidaceae, or its equivalent, the subfamily Brodiaeoideae of Asparagaceae.

APG system

APG1998APG I
This was not accepted by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group when they published the original APG system in 1998, because the clade consisting of Agapanthus and Amaryllidaceae had only 63% bootstrap support.

APG III system

APG IIIAPG III classification system2009
When APG II was replaced by APG III in 2009, Agapanthaceae was no longer accepted, but was treated as subfamily Agapanthoideae of the larger version of Amaryllidaceae.
:Illiciaceae, Alliaceae, Agapanthaceae, Agavaceae, Aphyllanthaceae, Hesperocallidaceae, Hyacinthaceae, Laxmanniaceae, Ruscaceae, Themidaceae, Asphodelaceae, Hemerocallidaceae, Kingdoniaceae, Fumariaceae, Pteridophyllaceae, Didymelaceae, Tetracentraceae, Pterostemonaceae, Hypseocharitaceae, Francoaceae, Memecylaceae, Lepuropetalaceae, Rhoipteleaceae, Medusagynaceae, Quiinaceae, Malesherbiaceae, Turneraceae, Bretschneideraceae, Diegodendraceae, Cochlospermaceae, Peganaceae, Tetradiclidaceae, Nyssaceae, Ternstroemiaceae, Pellicieraceae, Aucubaceae, Donatiaceae, Lobeliaceae, Desfontainiaceae, Diervillaceae, Dipsacaceae, Linnaeaceae, Morinaceae, and Valerianaceae.

Tulbaghia

In 1985, Dahlgren, Clifford, and Yeo placed Agapanthus in Alliaceae, close to Tulbaghia.

Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus inapertus, (Drakensberg Agapanthus or Drooping Agapanthus) is a species of Agapanthus, native to open grasslands, forest margins and mountainous, rocky areas of Mozambique, Eswatini (Swaziland), and South Africa (Transvaal and Natal).

Agapanthus praecox

A. praecox
Most of the cultivated plants of the genus Agapanthus are hybrids or cultivars of this species.

Agapanthus in New Zealand

AgapanthusAgapanthus praecox
In New Zealand Agapanthus praecox is classed as an "environmental weed" and calls to have it added to the National Pest Plant Accord have encountered opposition from gardeners.
Agapanthus-- specifically Agapanthus praecox and its cultivars -- were brought to New Zealand and later became a popular and common invasive species garden plant.

Genus

generageneric namegeneric
Agapanthus is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.

Flowering plant

Angiospermsflowering plantsangiosperm
Agapanthus is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.

Family (biology)

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Agapanthus is the only genus in the subfamily Agapanthoideae of the flowering plant family Amaryllidaceae.

Monocotyledon

Monocotsmonocotmonocotyledonous
The family is in the monocot order Asparagales.

Order (biology)

ordersuborderorders
The family is in the monocot order Asparagales.

Lilium

lilyliliesLilium japonicum
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Species

specificspecific epithetspecific name
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Indigenous (ecology)

nativeindigenousnative species
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Africa

African continentAfricanAfrican politics
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

South Africa

South AfricanRepublic of South AfricaRSA
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Lesotho

Kingdom of LesothoMosothoBasutoland
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Eswatini

SwazilandSwaziEswatini (Swaziland)
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Mozambique

MozambicanMoçambiqueRepublic of Mozambique
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Australia

AUSAustralianCommonwealth of Australia
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).

Great Britain

BritishBritainGBR
Some species of Agapanthus are commonly known as lily of the Nile (or African lily in the UK), although they are not lilies and all of the species are native to Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique) though some have become naturalized in scattered places around the world (Australia, Great Britain, Mexico, Ethiopia, Jamaica, etc.).