Genera within a family
ασϕοδελ, = (of unknown origin); asphodel. The earlier form, an adaptation of medieval Latin, was affodillus, whence daffodil. The White Asphodel or King’s Spear covers large tracts of land in Apulia, in southern Italy, where its leaves afford good nourhisment to sheep. From the genus the order has sometimes been called Aphodeliæ.
For Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (1704-1763).**