Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted perennial herbs. Roots fibrous. Leaves distichous, basal. Inflorescence a cymose panicle. Flowers bisexual, petals slightly broader than sepals, free; stamens 6, filaments fusiform, papillate, anthers basifixed, recurved or coiled after dehiscence; ovary superior, 3-locular, ovules few to many per locule; style short, filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule; seeds oblong, angular, shiny black.

3 species, endemic in temperate eastern Australia; 2 in Victoria.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
genus Thelionema
Subordinate taxa