Shields Gardens Ltd.
Bulbs of the World
Menu Bar:  Click Selection to Go There

The Themidaceae Family

The family Themidaceae was set up very recently, to hold the genera formerly in the Alliaceae which were not compatible with that classification after DNA analysis. These include Brodiaea, Bessera, Dichelostemma, Milla, Muilla, and Triteleia. They are now considered to be more closely related to the Hyacinthaceae than to the alliums.

For more information on the new phylogenies derived from integration of DNA analysis with classical taxonomic criteria, see Meerow et al., American J. of Botany, vol. 86, pp. 1325-1345 (1999).

Return to Bulbs Home Page Return to List of Genera

Visit the new Great Lakes bulbs group home page.

Visit the Great Lakes Bulb Society home page.

For information about this account, contact:

James E. Shields,
Last revised: 07 January 2010
© Copyright 2010 by James E. Shields. All rights reserved.