Q) vegetative characters of liliaceae

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The general characters of the family Liliaceae include:
1) They have perennial herbs
2) Possess contractile roots.
3) Stems are bulbous while some contain rhizomatous.
4) Leaves are basal and cauline, spiral or whorled with sheath, simple and have parallel venation.
5) Inflorescence is terminal raceme, solitary flower.
6) The flowers are bisexual, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, pedicellate, bracteate or not, hypogynous.
7) Fruits - loculicidal capsule.
8) Seeds are flat and discoid or ellipsoid, the endosperm with aleurone and fatty oils, but no starch. 

Ex - Lilium (Lily) and (Tulip) Tulipa


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