Laxmannia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted or stilt-rooted rhizomatous perennial herbs. Roots wiry and often aerial. Leaves cauline, linear, terete or triquetrous, with sheathing base. Inflorescence a pedunculate to sessile, terminal, head-like umbel, surrounded by an involucre of scarious bracts. Flowers shortly pedicellate, bisexual; sepals free; petals free or partly fused; stamens 6, slightly shorter than petals, inner 3 largely fused to petals, filaments filiform, anthers dorsifixed; ovary superior, 3-locular with 1–8 ovules per locule; style filiform, stigma dilated. Fruit a capsule surrounded by the persistent perianth; seeds 3–12, triangular, black, papillate.

13 species, endemic in Australia, predominantly in Western Australia, 2 in Victoria.

Source: Conran, J.G.; Walsh, N.G. (1994). Laxmannia. 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 Asparagaceae
Higher taxa
genus Laxmannia
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