Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Milligania (Asteliaceae [formerly part of Liliaceae]) 4b:371
Tasmania has five native species of Milligania. Three of these are alpine and subalpine species, but two rare species grow along rivers in the south-west. They are all restricted to very wet habitats, typically growing on waterlogged peat. They can form extensive rough mats. The leaves are broad, triangular and pleated like those of Astelia, but have conspicuous white to pink flowers and dry fruit. They range from large (leaves up to 1.25 m long) to quite small (leaves less than 5 cm long). The flowers are held in conspicuous inflorescences above the leaves.

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