Moraea miniata Andrews

Bot. Repos. 5: t.404 (1804) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Leaves 2 or 3, sub-basal. Inflorescence with scape branched; branches erect to widely spreading. Lower primary bracts 3–5 cm long; distal primary bracts with outer one 3–4 cm long, inner one 4–6 cm long. Inflorescence with several (2–)3–4-flowered clusters. Flowers pink, each with a yellow triangular 'centre' which is dotted with green basally, sweet-scented. Perianth segments free, subequal, elliptic, abruptly narrowed basally; outer perianth 1.5–2.5 cm long; inner perianth slightly smaller. Staminal filaments swollen and shortly hairy at base; anthers 2 mm long, adhering together. Ovary 5–10 mm long; style branches flattened, 1–2 mm long; style crests absent. Capsules c. 1.5 cm long. Bulbils 2–3.5 mm long, usually produced in large clusters in leaf axils after flowering.

*CVU, *Gold, *MuF, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Occurs as a weed of pastures, roadsides and disturbed areas.

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 miniata (Andrews) Sweet).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-11-25
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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 miniata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Moraea miniata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised

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