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Flagellaria indica.jpg
Flagellaria indica[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Clade: Graminid clade
Family: Flagellariaceae
Genus: Flagellaria

Flagellaria is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Flagellariaceae with only five species.[3] The family has historically been recognized by few taxonomists. The APG II system, of 2003 (unchanged from the APG system, 1998), does recognize such a family, and assigns it to the order Poales in the clade commelinids, in the monocots.

Flagellaria consists of only five known species, found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, Africa, Australia, and various island of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

List of species[edit]

  1. Flagellaria collaris Wepfer & H.P.Linder - Fiji
  2. Flagellaria gigantea Hook.f. - New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Niue, Fiji, New Guinea
  3. Flagellaria guineensis Schumach. - tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka
  4. Flagellaria indica L. - Asia, Papuasia, Australia, Micronesia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, Réunion, Rodrigues Island, Mozambique, Tanzania
  5. Flagellaria neocaledonica Schltr. - Solomon Islands, New Caledonia


  1. ^ 1809 illustration from Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840) - Les liliacées vol. 5 pl. 257 (http://www.botanicus.org/page/300196)
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Wepfer, P. H., & Linder, H. P. (2014). The taxonomy of Flagellaria (Flagellariaceae). Australian Systematic Botany, 27(3), 159-179. https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB13048

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