Wurmbea latifolia subsp. vanessae R.J.Bates

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 16: 48 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herbs 5–15 cm high, dioecious. Leaves 3, linear, narrowly to broadly linear, or lanceolate, 2–12 cm long, 1.5–8 mm wide (measured at midpoint). Flowers 2–9; tepals elliptic, 5–11 mm long, shortly fused basally, spreading, white; nectary 1 per tepal, situated about one-third from base of tepal, white or faint violet, raised, sometimes with a narrow central beak; stamens from one-third to half as long as tepals, anthers purple. Flowers Jul.–Oct.

Brid, CVU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Scattered in western and central areas (e.g. Stawell-Horsham area, Portland, Port Campbell, Maryborough, Bendigo and Rushworth areas, Geelong), but uncommon, known only from Wilsons Promontory in the east.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-12-09
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Liliales
family Colchicaceae
genus Wurmbea
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Wurmbea latifolia subsp. vanessae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Wurmbea latifolia subsp. vanessae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

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South Australia