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Astelia hemichrysa-DenisBarthelEdit.JPG
Astelia hemichrysa in Réunion
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asteliaceae
Genus: Astelia
Banks & Sol. ex R.Br.

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Astelia is a genus of rhizomatous tufted perennials in the family Asteliaceae which are native to the Pacific region as well as the Falkland Islands, Réunion and Mauritius.[1] The species generally grow in forests, swamps and amongst low alpine vegetation; occasionally they are epiphytic.[2]

According to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families as of May 2011, the family contains the following species:[3]

Astelia spp. growing on Agathis australis in Trounson Kauri Park, North Island, New Zealand


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  2. ^ Dawson John; Rob Lucas (2005). The nature of plants: habitats, challenges, and adaptations. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-675-2. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  3. ^ WCSP (2011), World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, archived from the original on 19 May 2011, retrieved 2011-05-24 , search for "Astelia"
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  6. ^ a b Conn, Barry J. "Census of Vascular Plants of Papua New Guinea". Plants of Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea National Herbarium and the National Herbarium of New South Wales. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
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