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'Kingia australis in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Dasypogonaceae

Baxteria R. Br.
Calectasia R. Br.
Dasypogon R. Br.
Kingia R. Br.

Dasypogonaceae is a family of flowering plants. Such a family has not been commonly recognized by taxonomists: the plants involved were usually included in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae.

The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, of 1998) does accept the family and assigns the family to the clade commelinids, unplaced as to order. In turn, the commelinids belong to the monocots.

The family is endemic to Australia, and comprises 16 species in four genera. The best known representative is Kingia australis.


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 

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