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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Tecophilaeaceae
Genera: ConantheraCyanastrumCyanellaEremiolirionKabuyeaOdontostomumTecophilaeaWalleria – Zephyra


Tecophilaeaceae Leyb. Bonplandia 10: 370. 1862, nom. cons.

Type genus: Tecophilaea Bertero ex Colla Herb. Pedem. 5: 447. (1836)


Androsynaceae Salisb.
Conantheraceae Pfeiff.
Cyanastraceae Engl.
Cyanellaceae Salisb.
Walleriaceae H.Huber ex Takht.


Leybold, F. 1862. Bonplandia 10: 370.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Tecophilaeaceae in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 6 Jan. 2019.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Tecophilaeaceae. Published online. Accessed: 16 Sept. 2013.
Lohmüller F.A. 2005. The Botanical System of the Plants. Tecophilaeaceae
Simpson, M.G. & Rudall, P.J. 1998. Tecophilaeaceae. Flowering Plants. Monocotyledons: Lilianae (excluding Orchidaceae) 429-436.
Tropicos.org 2013. Tecophilaeaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 16.

Vernacular names
suomi: Chilentähtikasvit
中文: 蓝嵩莲科

Tecophilaeaceae is a family of flowering plants, placed in the order Asparagales of the monocots.[1] It consists of nine genera with a total of 27 species.[2]

The family has only recently been recognized by taxonomists. The APG IV system of 2016 (unchanged from the 1998, 2003, and 2009 versions) does recognize this family.[1][3] The family then includes over half a dozen genera, with only a few dozen species, occurring in Africa, in western South America and western North America. This circumscription includes the genus Cyanastrum, which sometimes has been treated as a separate family Cyanastraceae.

The following genera are recognised:[2]



Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2016). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG IV". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (1): 1–20. doi:10.1111/boj.12385. ISSN 0024-4074.
Christenhusz, M. J. M. & Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.
Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x

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