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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Lomandroideae
Genus: Murchisonia
Species: M. fragrans – M. volubilis

Murchisonia Brittan, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 54: 95 (1971)

Type species: Murchisonia fragrans Brittan, J. Roy. Soc. Western Australia 54: 95 (1971)


Brittan, N.H. (1971) Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 54(4): 95.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Murchisonia 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. Murchisonia. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 22 2015. 2015. Murchisonia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Sept. 2015.

Murchisonia was a genus of perennial herbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Lomandroideae.[1]

There were two known species.[2][3] In 2016, both were recognized as closely related to Thysanotus species, therefore Murchsonia was merged into Thysanotus.[4] The two recognized species were:

Murchisonia fragrans Brittan – now Thysanotus fragrans (Brittan) Sirisena, Conran & T.Macfarlane, endemic to Western Australia
Murchisonia volubilis Brittan – now Thysanotus exfimbriatus Sirisena, Conran & T.Macfarlane, native to Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory


Stevens, P.F., Angiosperm Phylogeny Website: Asparagales: Lomandroideae
"Murchisonia". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
"Murchisonia". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
Sirisena, Udani M.; Conran, John G. & Macfarlane, Terry D. (2016). "Formal transfer of Murchisonia to Thysanotus (Asparagaceae)" (PDF). Nuytsia. 27: 121–123.

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