Dasypogonaceae

Classification System: APG II

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Unassigned Commelinids
Familia: Dasypogonaceae
Genera: Acanthocarpus - Baxteria - Chamaexeros - Dasypogon - Kingia - Lomandra - Romnalda - Xerolirion

Name

Dasypogonaceae Dum.

Dasypogonaceae is a botanical name of a family of flowering plants. Such a family has not been commonly recognized by taxonomists: the plants involved were usually included in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998) does accept the family and assigns the family to the clade commelinids, unplaced as to order. In turn, the commelinids belong to the monocots.

The family is endemic to Australia, and comprises 16 species in four genera. The best known representative is Kingia australis.

External links

* Dasypogonaceae, Calectasiaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards). The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, information retrieval. Version: 9 March 2006. http://delta-intkey.com.
* Dasypogonaceae in Western Australia [70 entries]

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