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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Lomandroideae
Genus: Acanthocarpus
Species: A. canaliculatus – A. humilis – A. parviflorus – A. preissii – A. robustus – A. rupestris – A. verticillatus

Acanthocarpus Lehm. , Pl. Preiss. 2: 274 (1848)

Type species: Acanthocarpus preissii Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2: 274 (1848)


Lehmann, J.G.C. (1848) Plantae Preissianae 2: 274. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Acanthocarpus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 March 2. Reference page. 2014. Acanthocarpus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 March 2.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Acanthocarpus. Published online. Accessed: March 2 2014.

Acanthocarpus is a genus placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Lomandroideae, in the APG III system of classification.[1] It has been difficult to place at family rank, being placed at various times in Dasypogonaceae as well as the Asparagaceae.[2] The entire genus is endemic to the State of Western Australia.[3]

Species include:[4]

Acanthocarpus canaliculatus A.S.George
Acanthocarpus humilis A.S.George
Acanthocarpus parviflorus A.S.George
Acanthocarpus preissii Lehm.
Acanthocarpus robustus A.S.George
Acanthocarpus rupestris A.S.George
Acanthocarpus verticillatus A.S.George

formerly included[3]

Acanthocarpus fimbriatus - Chamaexeros fimbriata
Acanthocarpus mucronatus - Lomandra mucronata
Acanthocarpus serra - Chamaexeros serra


Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x
"Asparagales". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-08.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
"Acanthocarpus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-06-16.

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