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Chamaescilla gnangarra.JPG
Chamaescilla sp.
near Bolgart, Western Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Lomandroideae
Genus: Chamaescilla
F.Muell. ex Benth.[1][2]

Chamaescilla is a genus of Australian herbs in the Lomandra subfamily within the asparagus family,[3] They have grass-like basal leaves and tuberous roots. The flowers have 6 petals (each with three nerves) and 6 stamens. The seed capsules contain black, glossy seeds.[4][5]

formerly included[6]

see Arthropodium


  1. ^ "Chamaescilla". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Bentham, George 1878. Flora australiensis:a description of the plants of the Australian territory 7: 48-49 in English
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ "Chamaescilla". Electronic Flora of South Australia Fact Sheet. State Herbarium of South Australia. 
  5. ^ Atlas of Living Australia, genus Chamaescilla
  6. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  7. ^ Corrick, M.G.; Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142. 
  8. ^ "Wildflowers of the British Isles". Retrieved 2008-09-06.