is a Arthropodium genus of herbaceous perennial plants in the subfamily Lomandroideae of the family Asparagaceae. It is native to Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Madagascar. [1 ] [2 ]
rhizomes of some species can be eaten as root vegetables, including A. cirratum, A. milleflorum, A. minus, and A. strictum.
A. cirratum is native to New Zealand, where it may once have been farmed. It is used for medicine as well as food, and has symbolic importance in traditional Māori culture.
Species recognised as of July 2014:
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Arthropodium bifurcatum Heenan, A.D.Mitch. & de Lange - New Zealand North Island
Arthropodium caesioides H.Perrier - Madagascar
Arthropodium candidum Raoul - New Zealand North and South Islands
Arthropodium cirratum (G.Forst.) R.Br. - rengarenga, renga lily, New Zealand rock lily, or maikaika - New Zealand North and South Islands
Arthropodium curvipes S.Moore - Western Australia
Arthropodium dyeri (Domin) Brittan - Western Australia
Arthropodium milleflorum (Redouté) J.F.Macbr. - pale vanilla lily - New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania
Arthropodium minus R.Br. - small vanilla lily - New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania
Arthropodium neocaledonicum Baker - New Caledonia
Arthropodium fimbriatum R.Br. – see Dichopogon fimbriatus
Arthropodium strictum R.Br. - chocolate lily – see Dichopogon strictus
References [ edit ]
^ Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 132–136, doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x
^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
^ ". Arthropodium" . Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database . Retrieved 2010-01-06.
^ , The Board of Trustees of the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, archived from the original on 19 May 2011 , retrieved 2011-05-25 , search for "Dichopogon"
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