Wurmbea uniflora (R.Br.) T.D.Macfarl.

Brunonia 3: 194 (1980) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Herbs 4–17 cm high, monoecious. Leaves 3, linear, the lowermost without expanded sheathing base, 3–8 cm long, 1.5–2 mm wide. Flower solitary (rarely twinned); tepals narrowly ovate, 5–7 mm long, very shortly fused basally, spreading, white; nectaries 2 per tepal situated about one-third from base, narrow, marginal, prominently thickened, white; stamens from two-thirds to three-quarters as long as tepals, anthers yellow; ovary 2–3 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, VVP. Also SA, NSW, Tas. An uncommon species, mostly from moist, heathy lowland sites (e.g Portland, Halls Gap, Bairnsdale, Wangarabell near Genoa), with an isolated upland record from Mt Hedrick, north of Maffra.

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-09-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Liliales
family Colchicaceae
genus Wurmbea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Wurmbea uniflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Wurmbea uniflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales