Worldwide, mainly tropical to subtropical, a few temperate.
Genera 4(–12), species ca. 375 (1 genus, 20 species in the flora).
The leaves of Smilacaceae are atypical of monocotyledons in being reticulate between major veins. The family is closely related to and sometimes included in Liliaceae. It differs mainly in leaf characteristics and in being dioecious.
|Author||Walter C. Holmes +|
|Common name||Catbrier Family +|
|Distribution||Worldwide +, mainly tropical to subtropical + and a few temperate. +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Barbara Alongi +|
|Reference||arber1920a +, coker1944a +, duncan1975a +, fernald1944a +, judd1998a +, mangaly1968a +, morong1894a + and pennell1916b +|
|Source xml||https://firstname.lastname@example.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V26/V26 978.xml +|
|Taxon family||Smilacaceae +|
|Taxon name||Smilacaceae +|
|Taxon rank||family +|
|Volume||Volume 26 +|