Fl. Australas. t. 11 (1827) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Tufted perennial, 30–60 cm high. Leaves 16–50 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, glabrous, tough; margins scarious and brown basally. Inflorescence with 2–4 primary bracts on flowering part; primary bracts 2–10 cm long, each subtending 1 initially sessile and 1–4 pedunculate clusters of flowers (all becoming pedunculate in fruit); each cluster with 3–8 flowers. Flower-clusters enclosed by ovate to oblong secondary bracts which are 12–20 mm long. Flowers separated by hyaline tertiary bracts which are 10–15 mm long. Perianth lobes ± obovate, 12–20 mm long, 6–10 mm wide; apex obtuse. Staminal filaments c 5 mm long, the lower 1–2 mm united; anthers 2.5–3 mm long. Style branches 4–5 mm long; stigmas divided. Capsule 12–20 mm long; pedicel up to 2 mm long; seeds globose to angular, c. 2 mm diam.
Glep, VVP, WaP. Also WA, SA. Very rare in Victoria where known only from heathland communities near Cape Nelson and Port Campbell.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|