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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Lomandroideae
Genus: Chamaescilla
Species: C. corymbosa – C. gibsonii – C. maculata – C. spiralis

Chamaescilla F.Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 7: 48 (1878)

Type species: non designatus


Mueller, F.J.H. von (1878) Flora Australiensis 7: 48. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Chamaescilla in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Sept. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Chamaescilla. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 22 2015. 2015. Chamaescilla. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Sept. 2015.

Chamaescilla is a genus of Australian herbs in the subfamily Hemerocallidoideae within the asphodel family.[3] They have grass-like basal leaves and tuberous roots. The flowers have six petals (each with three nerves) and six stamens. The seed capsules contain black, glossy seeds.[4][5]

Four species were accepted as of July 2020:[6]

Chamaescilla corymbosa (R.Br.) Benth. (Blue Stars, Blue Squill or Mudrurt) - Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.[7]
Chamaescilla gibsonii Keighery - Western Australia
Chamaescilla maculata R.W.Davis & A.P.Br. – Western Australia
Chamaescilla spiralis (Endl.) Benth., which has curled basal leaves.[8] - Western Australia

Formerly included:[9]

Chamaescilla dyeri - synonym of Arthropodium dyeri

(See Arthropodium.)

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Bentham, George 1878. Flora australiensis:a description of the plants of the Australian territory 7: 48-49 in English
McLay, T. & Bayly, M. (2016). "A new family placement for Australian blue squill, Chamaescilla: Xanthorrhoeaceae (Hemerocallidoideae), not Asparagaceae". Phytotaxa. 275 (2): 97–111. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.275.2.2.
"Chamaescilla". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
Atlas of Living Australia, genus Chamaescilla
"Chamaescilla F.Muell. ex Benth". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
Corrick, M.G.; Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142.
"Wildflowers of the British Isles". Retrieved 6 September 2008.
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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