Thismia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Flowers usually solitary, terminal. Perianth-lobes in 2 whorls of 3; inner 3 lobes sometimes joined apically and so resembling a mitre in shape; stamens 6; ovary 1-locular; style short and thick, stigmas 3, simple or 2-lobed. Fruit usually fleshy, apically with a thick ring of perianth-lobe bases, style and stigmas persistent.

About 25 species, only Thismia rodwayi occurring in Victoria.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Burmanniaceae. 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 Dioscoreales
family Thismiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Thismia
Subordinate taxa