Anthericaceae or the grass lily family is an old world tropical family mostly found in Asia and Australia. The Angiosperm Phylogeny Group II, 2003 suggests that this family should be included in the Agavaceae family or optionally in the Asparagaceae family. These plants are herbaceous perennials with a rhizomatous or tuberous rootstock and basal, spiral, or 2 ranked non-fleshy leaves. Flowers are arranged in racemes with six tepals and 3-6 stamens and an inferior two to three-chambered ovary. Genera with wiki pages that are sometimes but not always included in this family are: Agrostocrinum, Anthericum, Arthropodium, Chamaescilla, Chlorophytum, Dichopogon, Echeandia, Johnsonia, Pasithea, Thysanotus, and Trichopetalum.

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