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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Lomandroideae
Genus: Dichopogon
Species: D. capillipes – D. fimbriatus – D. preissii – D. strictus – D. tyleri

Dichopogon Kunth, Enum. Pl. 4: 622 (1843).

Type species: Dichopogon sieberianus Kunth, Enum. Pl. 4: 623 (1843), now regarded as synonym of Dichopogon fimbriatus (R.Br.) J.F.Macbr., Contr. Gray Herb. 56: 2 (1918).


Siona Salisb., Gen. Pl.: 67 (1866).

Primary references

Kunth, C.S. 1843. Enumeratio plantarum omnium hucusque cognitarum, secundum familias naturales disposita, adjectis characteribus, differentiis et synonymis. Tomus quartus. Enumeratio Xyridearum, Mayacearum, Commelynearum, Pontederiacearum, Melanthacearum, Uvulariearum, Liliacearum et Asphodelearum ... 752 pp. Sumtibus J. G. Cottae, Stutgardiae [Stuttgart] et Tubingae [Tübingen]. BHL Reference page. : 622.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Dichopogon 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. Dichopogon. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 22 2015. 2015. Dichopogon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Sept. 2015.

Dichopogon is a genus of perennial herbs, native to Australia and New Guinea.[3] It is included in the genus Arthropodium by some authorities,[4] although recognized as a distinct genus by others.[2] In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Lomandroideae (formerly the family Laxmanniaceae).[5]

The name is derived from the Greek words δίχα (dicha, "duplicate") and πώγων (pogon, "barb").[1]


Dichopogon capillipes (Endl.) Brittan - Western Australia
Dichopogon fimbriatus (R.Br.) J.F.Macbr. = Arthropodium fimbriatum R.Br. - New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia
Dichopogon preissii (Endl.) Brittan - Western Australia
Dichopogon strictus (R.Br.) Baker = Arthropodium strictum R.Br. New Guinea, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria
Dichopogon tyleri Brittan - Western Australia


Kunth, Karl Sigismund. 1843. Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum 4: 622-624 in Latin
World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2011-05-25, search for "Dichopogon"
"Genus Dichopogon". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
"Dichopogon". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2008-09-08.
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, as Arthropodium
"Dichopogon". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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