Bulbine glauca (Raf.) E.M.Watson

Rock Lily

Fl. Australia 45: 469 (1987) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted perennial to c. 50 cm high, with a thickened rootstock. Roots thick, fleshy. Leaves erect, apically terete, usually glaucous, to 30 cm long, 2–10 mm wide. Inflorescences usually 2–several, per plant; scape 2–6 mm diam. at base; flowers yellow; perianth segments 9–17 mm long; stamens shorter than the perianth segments, anthers yellow, arching more or less horizontally after dehiscence; filaments all bearded with clavate hairs shortly below the anthers; capsule globose or obovoid, 4–6 mm long; seeds ridged or tuberculate, 2.2–3 mm long. Flowers spring–summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Occurs chiefly on rock, and known in Victoria from a few sites (Organ Pipes near Keilor, Seaspray, Pine Mountain, Warby Range, Mt Buller, Buchan district).

Source: Conran, J.G.; Walsh, N.G. (1994). Bulbine. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
genus Bulbine
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Bulbine glauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bulbine glauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present cultivated
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory