Thysanotus baueri R.Br.

Mallee Fringe Lily

Prodr. 283 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants tufted, to c. 35 cm tall. Roots with elongate tubers 2.5–7.5 cm long, c. 7–10 cm distant from rootstock. Leaves few, subterete, 6–15 cm long, usually withered at time of flowering. Inflorescence erect, usually simple, rarely few-branched, with one terminal umbel and several sessile umbels along scape below; umbels 1–4-flowered; perianth segments spreading, 7–12 mm long, pale mauve; fringe on petals 2–3 mm long; stamens shorter than perianth segments, anthers curved, 3 outer c. 3.5 mm long, 3 inner c. 6.5 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan

Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Occurs on sandy soils in the north-west (northern Sunset Country near SA border, Murrayville area, Wyperfeld National Park) with an eastern outlier near Charlton, uncommon.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-30
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Thysanotus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Thysanotus baueri in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Thysanotus baueri in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales