Caesia parviflora var. parviflora

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants to 75 cm tall. Roots fleshy-fibrous. Leaves less than 5 mm wide. Inflorescence 2–several-branched (rarely unbranched), branches ascending. Flowers with perianth segments more than 5 mm long, white to pale blue or pink with green or purple nerves. Stamen filaments greenish white. Flowers mainly spring.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, Strz, VVP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread in lowland grassland and grassy woodland in southern Victoria, uncommon to rare in northern parts of the state (e.g. Warby Range and Wabonga Plateau) and absent from the north-west.

This taxon is difficult to separate from var. vittata unless complete, fresh material is available. This latter variety has not yet been reliably recorded from Victoria, but as it occurs in NSW and Tas., it is likely that future collections will confirm its presence in this State. The relationships of these two taxa need further study.

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
genus Caesia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Caesia parviflora var. parviflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Caesia parviflora var. parviflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory