two native genera of Asteliaceae, Astelia and Milligania.
Both genera are most common in boggy places in the alpine or
subalpine zone, where they form coarse mats. The leaves of all the
species are quite coarse (usually a few cm wide and pleated).
Asteliaceae was once considered to be part of Liliaceae, which was
a very artificial grouping of plants and has therefore been
splintered in numerous families. To see the fates of the other
Tasmanian genera formerly in Liliaceae click