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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Aciphylleae
Genus: Aciphylla
Species: A. anomala – A. aurea – A. colensoi – A. congesta – A. crenulata – A. crosby-smithii – A. dieffenbachii – A. dissecta – A. divisa – A. dobsonii – A. ferox – A. flexuosa – A. glacialis – A. glaucescens – A. hectori – A. hookeri – A. horrida – A. indurata – A. inermis – A. kirkii – A. latibracteata – A. lecomtei – A. leighii – A. lyallii – A. monroi – A. montana – A. multisecta – A. pinnatifida – A. polita – A. scott-thomsonii – A. similis – A. simplex – A. simplicifolia – A. spedenii – A. squarrosa – A. stannensis – A. subflabellata – A. takahea – A. townsonii – A. traillii – A. traversii – A. trifoliolata – A. verticillata


Aciphylla J.R.Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 2. 135. (1775)

Aciphylla squarrosa J.R. Forst. & G.Forst., Char. Gen. Pl., ed. 2. 136. t. 68. (1775)


Coxella Cheeseman, Trans New Zealand Inst. 1910, 43: 180 (1911)


Forster, J.R. & Forster, J.G.A 1775. Characteres Generum Plantarum 68.
De Lange, P.J., Norton, D.A., Courtney, S.P., Heenan, P.B., Barkla, J.W., Cameron, E.K., Hitchmough, R. & Townsend, A.J. 2009. Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision) New Zealand Journal of Botany 47(1): 61-96. DOI: 10.1080/00288250909509794 Open access Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Aciphylla in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Sept. 10. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Aciphylla. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Aciphylla. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 20 2018. 2014. Aciphylla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Mar. 29.

Vernacular names
English: Spaniard, Spear Grass

Aciphylla is a genus of about 40 species of plants in the family Apiaceae, endemic to New Zealand and Australia. They generally grow as tall spikes surrounded by rosettes of stiff, pointed leaves. Some species are known as Spaniard Grass.
External links
"Aciphylla". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra.

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