Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted rhizomatous perennial herbs. Roots fibrous. Aerial stems several, leaves numerous along stems, distichous. Inflorescence a cymose panicle. Flowers bisexual; perianth segments free, petals slightly broader than sepals, spreading or recurved, longer than stamens; staminal filaments hairy, anthers basifixed, recurved or coiled after dehiscing; ovary superior, 3-locular, ovules many per locule; style filiform, stigma minute, capitate. Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule; seeds oblong, angular, granulate, black.

A single, very variable species in Australia and New Caledonia.

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 Stypandra
Subordinate taxa