Subfamily of flowering plants / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dear Wikiwand AI, let's keep it short, summarize this topic like I'm... Ten years old or a College student

Brodiaeoideae are a monocot subfamily of flowering plants in the family Asparagaceae, order Asparagales. They have been treated as a separate family, Themidaceae.[1] They are native to Central America and western North America, from British Columbia to Guatemala.[2] The name of the subfamily is based on the type genus Brodiaea.

Quick facts: Brodiaeoideae, Scientific classification , Ge...
Dichelostemma capitatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Brodiaeoideae

12 genera (see text)


In molecular phylogenetic analyses, Brodiaeoideae is strongly supported as monophyletic. It is probably sister to Scilloideae.[3] Recent treatments have divided Brodiaeoideae (or Themidaceae) into 12 genera.[4] The monophyly of several of the genera remains in doubt.[5] As currently circumscribed, the largest genera are Triteleia, with 15 species, and Brodiaea, with 14.[6] Nine of the 12 genera are known in cultivation, but only species of Brodiaea and Triteleia are commonly grown.[7]