Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Africa 20: 274 (1932) APNI
Herb, 1–1.5 m high. Leaves 80–100 cm long, 2.2–4 cm wide; midvein prominent, asymmetric. Inflorescence with scape few-branched, often with purple tinge, with flowers distichous, 20–30-flowered. Primary bracts membranous, red-brown. Flowers red to orange, rarely yellow, faintly striped. Perianth tube 3–4.5 cm long, narrow for c. 8 mm basally, 1-pouched at junction with widened part, upper portion longer; adaxial lobe 1.8–2.8 cm long, hood-shaped; other lobes 1–1.7 cm long. Anthers exserted, dark purplish. Style slightly exserted. Flowers Jul.–Oct.
*DunT, *GipP, *GGr, *HSF, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW. Noted at a few sites in cooler districts, persisting apparently as a result of dumped garden refuse.
The single shallow perianth pouch is usually indistinct in herbarium specimens. The dilation of the tube is not as truncate and abrupt as in Chasmanthe aethiopica.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|