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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Liliales

An order of monocots including the lily family (Liliaceae). Once a wide variety of forms were placed here, but since then the group has been divided up, with the various families being moved to other orders and creating two new ones, the Dioscoreales and Asparagales. Various parts of the Liliaceae themselves were also moved away or at least divided out. One listing of the families still in the order is:

This listing is but one of a few that are accepted by various botanists.

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