Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Asteliaceae (formerly known as part of Liliaceae) 4b:370
Tasmania has 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 here.

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