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Thysanothus manglesianus
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Lomandroideae
Genus: Thysanotus
Synonyms [1]
  • Chlamyspermum F.Muell.
  • Chlamysporum Salisb.
  • Isandra F.Muell.
  • Thysanella Salisb.
  • Thysanothus Poir.

Thysanotus is a genus of perennial herbs in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Lomandroideae. [2] They are mostly native to Australia with 45 of the 50 known species occurring in Western Australia alone, although a few species range northward into New Guinea and Southeast Asia as far north as southern China. [1] [3]

Species include:

  1. Thysanotus acerosifolius Brittan - Western Australia
  2. Thysanotus anceps Lindl. - Fringe-Lily - Western Australia
  3. Thysanotus arbuscula Baker - Western Australia
  4. Thysanotus arenarius Brittan - Western Australia
  5. Thysanotus asper Lindl. - Hairy Fringe-lily - Western Australia
  6. Thysanotus banksii R.Br. - Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New Guinea
  7. Thysanotus baueri R.Br. - Mallee Fringe-lily. - Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales
  8. Thysanotus brachiatus Brittan - Western Australia
  9. Thysanotus brachyantherus Brittan - Western Australia
  10. Thysanotus brevifolius Brittan - Western Australia
  11. Thysanotus chinensis Benth. - Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, New Guinea, Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory
  12. Thysanotus cymosus Brittan - Western Australia
  13. Thysanotus dichotomus (Labill.) R.Br. - Branching Fringe-lily - Western Australia
  14. Thysanotus exiliflorus F.Muell. - Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory
  15. Thysanotus fastigiatus Brittan - Western Australia
  16. Thysanotus formosus Brittan - Western Australia
  17. Thysanotus fractiflexus Brittan South Australia (including Kangaroo Island)
  18. Thysanotus gageoides Diels - Western Australia
  19. Thysanotus glaucifolius Brittan - Western Australia
  20. Thysanotus glaucus Endl. - Western Australia
  21. Thysanotus gracilis R.Br. - Western Australia
  22. Thysanotus isantherus R.Br. - Western Australia
  23. Thysanotus juncifolius (Salisb.) J.H.Willis & Court - South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland
  24. Thysanotus lavanduliflorus Brittan - Western Australia
  25. Thysanotus manglesianus Kunth - Fringed Lily - Western Australia
  26. Thysanotus multiflorus R.Br. - Many-flowered Fringe-lily - Western Australia
  27. Thysanotus newbeyi Brittan - Western Australia
  28. Thysanotus nudicaulis Brittan - Western Australia, South Australia
  29. Thysanotus parviflorus Brittan - Western Australia
  30. Thysanotus patersonii R.Br. - Twining Fringe-lily - Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales
  31. Thysanotus pauciflorus R.Br.- Few-lowered Fringe-lily - Western Australia
  32. Thysanotus pseudojunceus Brittan - Western Australia
  33. Thysanotus pyramidalis Brittan - Western Australia
  34. Thysanotus ramulosus Brittan - Western Australia
  35. Thysanotus rectantherus Brittan - Western Australia
  36. Thysanotus sabulosus Brittan - Western Australia
  37. Thysanotus scaber Endl. - Western Australia
  38. Thysanotus sparteus R.Br. - Western Australia
  39. Thysanotus speckii Brittan - Western Australia
  40. Thysanotus spiniger Brittan - Western Australia
  41. Thysanotus tenellus Endl. in J.G.C.Lehmann - Western Australia, South Australia
  42. Thysanotus tenuis Lindl. - Western Australia
  43. Thysanotus teretifolius Brittan - Western Australia
  44. Thysanotus thyrsoideus Baker - Western Australia
  45. Thysanotus triandrus (Labill.) R.Br. - Western Australia
  46. Thysanotus tuberosus R.Br. - Common Fringe-lily - New Guinea, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria
  47. Thysanotus unicupensis Sirisena, T.D.Macfarl. & Conran - Western Australia
  48. Thysanotus vernalis Brittan - Western Australia
  49. Thysanotus virgatus Brittan - New South Wales
  50. Thysanotus wangariensis Brittan - South Australia

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  1. Caesia alpina Hook.f. - alpine grass-lily - New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria
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