Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Alstroemeria (Alstroemeriaceae [formerly part of Liliaceae]) not in the Student's Flora    
Alstroemeria aurea is commonly grown as a garden ornamental, that has become established in native wet forest in a couple of places (e.g. near Ferntree). It has erect stems with leaves scattered up them. The flowers are large and conspicuous (typically, bright orange with brown flecks in the upper petal). It is native to southern South America.

Alstroemeria 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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