Moraea ochroleuca (Salisb.) Drapiez

Dict. Class. Nat. Sci. 4: 447 (1841) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Leaves solitary, inserted above ground level. Inflorescence with scape branched. Lower primary bracts 6–7 cm long; distal primary bracts with outer one 3–4 cm long, inner one 6–8 cm long. Inflorescence with several 2–4-flowered clusters. Flowers yellow, sometimes with orange centre, or competely orange, unpleasantly scented. Perianth segments free, subequal, obovate, 3–4 cm long, abruptly narrowed basally. Staminal filaments glabrous; anthers 5–8 mm long, divergent from base. Ovary 1.3–1.6 mm long; style branches flattened, 5–6 mm long; style crests absent or vestigial and obtuse. Capsules 2–4 cm long. Bulbils absent. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

*GipP, *Gold, *NIS, *VVP, *Wim. An uncommon species which occurs as a weed of pastures, roadsides and disturbed areas, noted in Victoria from Yambuk near Port Fairy, and Eldorado.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Iridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Homeria ochroleuca Salisb.).
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-10
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Moraea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Moraea ochroleuca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Moraea ochroleuca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced

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South Australia
New South Wales