Xeronema

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Xeronema
Xeronema.jpg
Poor Knights lily: flower
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Xeronemataceae
Genus: Xeronema
Brongn. & Gris
Synonyms[1]

Scleronema Brongn. & Gris 1864 not Benth. 1862

Xeronema is a genus of flowering plants containing two species:

Xeronema callistemon plants (on the skyline) growing on one of the Poor Knights Islands

The APG II system, of 2003, has accepted this genus as constituting its own family Xeronemataceae. It places this in the order Asparagales, in the clade monocots.

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