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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Lomandroideae
Genus: Laxmannia
Species: L. arida – L. brachyphylla – L. compacta – L. gracilis – L. grandiflora – L. jamesii – L. minor – L. morrisii – L. omnifertilis – L. orientalis – L. paleacea – L. ramosa – L. sessiliflora – L. squarrosa

Laxmannia R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 285 (1810)

Type species: Laxmannia gracilis R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 286 (1810)


Laxmannia J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. Char. Gen. Pl. 47, pl. 47. (1775) Asteraceae Bercht. & J. Presl
Laxmannia Schreb. Gen. Pl. 800. (1791) Rutaceae Juss.
Laxmannia S.G. Gmel. ex Trin. Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. Pétersbourg Hist. Acad. 6: 492. (1818) Rubiaceae Juss.
Bartlingia F.Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Austral. 7: 63 (1878)


Brown, R. 1810. Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 285. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Laxmannia 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. Laxmannia. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 22 2015. 2015. Laxmannia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Sept. 2015.
Laxmannia in: Australian Plant Census (APC) 2018. IBIS database, Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria. Accessed: 2018 March 14.

Laxmannia is a genus of tufted perennial herbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Lomandroideae,[4] that are endemic to Australia.[5]


Laxmannia arida Keighery - WA, NT
Laxmannia brachyphylla F.Muell. – Stilted Paper-Lily[7] - WA
Laxmannia compacta Conran & P.I.Forst. - NSW, Qld
Laxmannia gracilis R.Br. – Slender Wire-lily[5] - NSW, Qld, Vic
Laxmannia grandiflora Lindl. - WA
Laxmannia jamesii Keighery – Paperlily[7] - WA
Laxmannia minor R.Br. - WA
Laxmannia morrisii Keighery - Tas
Laxmannia omnifertilis Keighery - WA
Laxmannia orientalis Keighery – Dwarf Wire-lily[8] - SA, Vic, Tas
Laxmannia paleacea F.Muell. - WA
Laxmannia ramosa Lindl. – Branching Lily[7] - WA
Laxmannia sessiliflora Decne. - WA
Laxmannia squarrosa Lindl. – Nodding Lily[7] - WA

References Missouri Botanical Garden, 12 Apr. 2021 : read on line
from A sketch of the vegetation of the Swan River Colony by John Lindley. The plants depicted are Laxmannia grandiflora and Johnsonia hirta (now Johnsonia pubescens).
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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
"Genus Laxmannia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
"Laxmannia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
"Laxmannia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
Corrick, M.G.; Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142.

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