Bot. Mag. 17: t. 608 (1802) APNI
Herb up to 1.2 m high. Basal leaves 25–45 cm long. Inflorescence usually with many short appressed branches, flowers crowded. Primary-bracts 1.2–1.8 cm long, dry and membranous, becoming lacerated, straw-coloured. Flowers pale pink, sub-actinomorphic. Perianth tube 1.3–1.5 cm long; lobes 1.3–2 cm long, 7–10 mm wide. Stamens symmetrically arranged around the style; anthers 6–8 mm long, yellow; staminodes 3, minute, alternating with the stamens. Style usually not exceeding stamens. Capsule ovoid, 0.8–1.2 cm long. Bulbils absent. Flowers Oct.
Also naturalised in WA, SA. Native to south-western Cape Province of South Africa. A garden escape which has become naturalised at Anglesea, Blackburn and Mornington.
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