Lil-i-a'se-e. L. Lili-um + aceae, a lily, fr. Celtic li, whiteness, alluding to beautiful white flowers of original species. Herbs, shrubs, trees. Distinguished by having bulbs, rhizomes, tubers, or fibrous roots; leaves parallel-veined; flowers regular symmetrical, 6-androus, perianth non-glumaceous, petaloid, free from 3-celled, superior ovary; anthers 2-celled; fruit many- or few-seeded pod or berry; temperate climates, tropics; purgatives, emetic, diuretic, diaphoretic, stimulant, astringent, acrid; fibres, food, condiment.

Genera: 1. Urginea. 2. Aloe.

Urginea maritima,

(Linne) Baker.