|Common Names - Lilly Family||Synonyms - |
|Authority - Juss.||Total Number of genera - 288|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 4950|
|Plant forms - Herb, sometimes tree or shrub like.|
|World Distribution - Cosmopolitan, esp. dry, temperate areas|
|Comments - Xanthorrhoea (grass-tree or blackboy) and Kingia, arborescent plants with an erect woody stem
The plants are generally perennial herbs growing from a bulb or rhizome, sometimes shrubby as in butcher's broom (Ruscus) or tree-like as in species of Dracaena, Yucca or Aloe.
Many are toxic.|