Victorian Naturalist 63: 126, figs A-C (1946) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Flowering stem erect, nearly straight, 20–40 cm tall, 1–2.5 mm diam., pink or purplish. Leaf linear-lanceolate, attenuate, 10–20 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, rather thin, canaliculate, dark green. Inflorescence (1–)2–4(–8)-flowered. Sterile bracts 1 or 2. Perianth segments ovate-lanceolate, 7–10 mm long, bright rose-pink with darker spots. Column 6–7 mm long, pink with darker band on top; mid-lobe expanded into an irregular, semicircular yellow crest, flanked by rows of calli; lateral lobes directed upwards into flat golden-yellow penicillate processes. Anther with obtuse apex just protruding between lateral lobes of column. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
EGL, GipP, HNF, HSF, OtP, VVP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Believed to be a natural hybrid between T. ixioides and either T. carnea or T. rubra, sporadically occurring where the parent-species grow intermingled. Flowers Oct.-Nov. Widespread but rare in heathland, woodland and open forest on well-drained sand or clay loams.
Flowers expand freely on warm days.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|