Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomatous, perennial herb. Roots fibrous. Leaves distichous, linear, clustered at rhizome apices. Inflorescence a solitary, terminal flower, not exceeding leaves. Flower bisexual; perianth segments free, subequal; stamens 6, filaments minutely pubescent, anthers basifixed; ovary superior, trilocular, ovules numerous; style linear, tapering, stigma capitate. Fruit a capsule; seeds smooth, black and shining.

A single species from alpine Australia and New Zealand.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
genus Herpolirion
Subordinate taxa