Mountain astelia Astelia nervosa, copyright Rudolph89.

Belongs within: Petrosaviidae.

The Asteliaceae are a Southern Hemisphere group of tufted, often epiphytic herbs characterised by an indumentum of surface scales on at least young growth (Moore & Edgar 1970).

<==Asteliaceae [Astelieae, Astelioideae, Milliganieae]
    |--Neoastelia Williams 1987 DS04, CC87
    |    `--*N. spectabilis Williams 1987 CC87
    |--Collospermum Skottsb. 1934 ME70
    |    |--C. hastatum (Col.) Skottsb. 1934 [=Astelia hastata Col. 1887] ME70
    |    |--C. microspermum (Col.) Skottsb. 1934 (see below for synonymy) ME70
    |    |--‘Astelia’ planifolia Col. 1888 (n. d.) ME70
    |    `--C. spicatum (Col.) Skottsb. 1934 (n. d.) [=Astelia spicata Col. 1882; incl. A. nana Carse 1926] ME70
    |--Milligania Hook. 1853 (nom. cons.) B78, CC87
    |    |--*M. longifolia Hook. 1853 CC87
    |    |--M. densiflora Hook. 1853 CC87
    |    |--M. johnstonii Muell. ex Benth. 1878 CC87
    |    |--M. lindoniana Rodway ex Curtis 1972 CC87
    |    `--M. stylosa (Muell. ex Hook.) Muell. ex Benth. 1878 [=Astelia stylosa Muell. ex Hook. 1858] CC87
    `--Astelia Banks & Sol. ex Br. 1810 (nom. cons.) [incl. Funckia Willd. 1808 (nom. rej.)] CC87
         |  i. s.: *Funckia’ magellanica Willd. 1808 CC87
         |         A. pumila DS04
         |--A. subg. Astelia ME70
         |    |--A. sect. Astelia ME70
         |    |    |--*A. alpina Br. 1810 [=Funckia alpina (Br.) Kuntze 1891] CC87
         |    |    |    |--A. a. var. alpina CC87
         |    |    |    `--A. a. var. novae-hollandiae Skottsb. 1934 CC87
         |    |    |--A. linearis Hook. f. 1844 ME70 [incl. A. minima Col. 1896 C06]
         |    |    |    |--A. l. var. linearis ME70
         |    |    |    `--A. l. var. novae-zelandiae Skottsb. 1934 ME70
         |    |    `--A. subulata (Hook. f.) Cheesem. in Chilton 1909 [=A. linearis var. subulata Hook. f. 1844] ME70
         |    `--A. sect. Desmoneuron ME70
         |         |--A. solandri Cunn. 1837 (see below for synonymy) ME70
         |         `--A. trinervia Kirk 1872 ME70
         |--A. (subg. Asteliopsis sect. Isoneuron) banksii Cunn. 1837 (see below for synonymy) ME70
         `--A. subg. Tricella Skottsb. 1934 CC87
              |--A. (subg. *T.) nervosa Hook. f. 1853 CC87, ME70 (see below for synonymy)
              |--A. australiana (Willis) Moore 1939 [=A. nervosa var. australiana Willis 1939] CC87
              |--A. chathamica (Skottsb.) Moore 1966 [=A. nervosa var. chathamica Skottsb. 1934] ME70
              |--A. fragrans Col. 1883 [incl. A. nervosa var. sylvestris Ckn. & Allan 1926] ME70
              |--A. graminea Moore 1966 ME70
              |--A. grandis Hook. f. ex Kirk 1872 [=A. nervosa var. grandis (Kirk) Ckn. & Allan 1926] ME70
              |--A. nivicola Ckn. ex Cheesem. 1925 ME70
              |    |--A. n. var. nivicola ME70
              |    `--A. n. var. moriceae Moore 1966 ME70
              |--A. petriei Ckn. 1899 ME70
              |--A. psychrocharis Muell. 1855 CC87
              `--A. skottsbergii Moore 1966 ME70

Astelia banksii Cunn. 1837 [incl. A. latifolia Jacques 1862, A. richardii Kunth 1841, Hamelinia veratroides Rich. 1832 non Astelia veratroides Gaud. 1829] ME70

Astelia nervosa Hook. f. 1853 CC87, ME70 [incl. A. cockaynei Cheesem. 1925 ME70, A. nervosa var. montana Kirk ex Cheesem. 1906 ME70, A. montana (Kirk) Ckn. 1908 non Seem. 1868 ME70]

Astelia solandri Cunn. 1837 [incl. A. cunninghamii Hook. f. 1853, A. cunninghamii ssp. hookeriana Kirk 1872, A. solandri ssp. hookerana (Kirk) Moore 1966, A. polyneuron Col. 1882, A. subrigida Col. 1887] ME70

Collospermum microspermum (Col.) Skottsb. 1934 [=Astelia microspermum Col. 1885; incl. A. albicans Col. 1885, A. graminifolia Col. 1887] ME70

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B78] Bentham, G. 1878. Flora Australiensis: A description of the plants of the Australian Territory vol. 7. Roxburghiaceae to Filices. L. Reeve & Co.: London.

[C06] Cheeseman, T. F. 1906. Manual of the New Zealand Flora. John Mackay, Government Printer: Wellington.

[CC87] Clifford, H. T., J. G. Conran, J. B. Williams, R. J. F. Henderson, H. J. Hewson, E. M. Watson, G. J. Keighery, D. M. Churchill, I. R. H. Telford, A. Thongpukdee, N. H. Brittan, A. S. George, W. T. Stearn & T. D. Macfarlane. 1987. Liliaceae. Flora of Australia 45: 148–419.

[DS04] Davis, J. I., D. W. Stevenson, G. Petersen, O. Seberg, L. M. Campbell, J. V. Freudenstein, D. H. Goldman, C. R. Hardy, F. A. Michelangeli, M. P. Simmons, C. D. Specht, F. Vergara-Silva & M. Gandolfo. 2004. A phylogeny of the monocots, as inferred from rbcL and atpA sequence variation, and a comparison of methods for calculating jackknife and bootstrap values. Systematic Botany 29 (3): 467–510.

[ME70] Moore, L. B., & E. Edgar. 1970. Flora of New Zealand vol. 2. Indigenous Tracheophyta: Monocotyledones except Gramineae. A. R. Shearer, Government Printer: Wellington (New Zealand).

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