Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 51: 4 (1927) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Flowering stem erect, slender, 17–40 cm long, c. 2 mm diam., more reddish than green. Leaf linear, attenuate, 13–19(–27) cm long, 3–7 mm wide, canaliculate, green with a reddish base. Inflorescence 1–6-flowered. Sterile bracts usually 2. Perianth segments ovate-lanceolate, similar, 7–15 mm long, pale to slaty pink. Column 4–6.5 mm long, mauve to pinkish; mid-lobe expanded into a short semicircular hood, deeply notched, with yellow tips and a brown-purple subterminal band, ending in the front at the level of the lateral lobes; lateral lobes suberect, flattish, each terminated on the upper side with a pale yellow, vertical hair-tuft. Anther with a blunt beak protruding just below lateral lobes. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Sporadic in areas where the putative parents T. luteocilium and a member of the T. nuda-pauciflora complex grow together. Flowers late Sep.-early Nov. Occurs sporadically in western Victoria in woodlands, open forests and mallee scrubs and co-extensive with T. luteocilium.
A putative hybrid between T. luteocilium and T. megcalyptra, although plants of similar morphology can arise from the hybridisation of other species. Variable in morphology possibly due to backcrossing with the hybrid parents.
Flowers expand freely on hot, humid days.
Variable in morphology due to backcrossing with the hybrid parents.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|