Tritonia squalida (Sol.) Ker Gawl.

Bot. Mag. 16: t. 581 (1802) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Corm up to 2.5 cm diam. Leaves 8–40 cm long, 0.7–2.4 cm wide. Inflorescence 4–10-flowered, arranged on a flexuose axis. Primary bracts membranous, green and each with a dark brown apex. Flowers sub-actinomorphic, pale pink or rarely light vermilion, flushed deeper pink at base of each lobe. Perianth tube c. 1 cm long, narrow basally, expanded distally; lobes 2.4–3 cm long, each lobe spreading, concave. Stamens irregularly arranged around style or asymmetrically arranged to one side of flower; anthers yellow or purple. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

Naturalised in SA. Native to South Africa. Once collected from Charlton.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Tritonia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Tritonia squalida in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tritonia squalida in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera extinct introduced