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Caesia parviflora
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Subfamily: Hemerocallidoideae
Genus: Caesia

Caesia is a genus of herbs in the family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae,[2] native to Australia, New Guinea, Madagascar and Southern Africa.[1] The mostly 3-lobed seed capsules contain rounded black seeds.[3] The genus was named in honour of Federico Cesi (1585-1630), an Italian scientist.

  1. Caesia alpina Hook.f. - alpine grass-lily - New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria
  2. Caesia calliantha R.J.F.Hend. - blue grass-lily - New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia
  3. Caesia capensis (Bolus) Oberm. - Cape Province of South Africa
  4. Caesia chlorantha F.Muell. - New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia
  5. Caesia micrantha Lindl. - Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal
  6. Caesia occidentalis R.Br. - Western Australia
  7. Caesia parviflora R.Br. - pale grass-lily - Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia
  8. Caesia rigidifolia F.Muell. - Queen Victoria Springs in Western Australia but extinct
  9. Caesia sabulosa Boatwr. & J.C.Manning - Cape Province
  10. Caesia setifera Baker - Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New Guinea
  11. Caesia subulata Baker - Madagascar
  12. Caesia viscida Keighery - Western Australia


  1. ^ a b c "Caesia". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
  2. ^ Stevens, P.F. (2001 onwards). "Hemerocallidoideae". Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Retrieved 2016-06-10.
  3. ^ "Genus Caesia". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2008-09-09.