Tritonia gladiolaris (Lam.) Goldblatt & J.C.Manning

Bothalia 36: 57 (2006) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm up to 2 cm diam. Leaves 7–30 cm long, 0.7–1.8 cm wide. Inflorescence 7–15-flowered, arranged on a slightly flexuose axis. Primary-bracts dry and membranous, dark brown. Flowers zygomorphic, cream-coloured, finely dark-veined. Perianth tube 1–1.5 cm long, expanded evenly from base; lobes 1.5–2.5 cm long, each lobe straight with apex spreading; adaxial lobe wider than other lobes. Stamens asymmetrically arranged to one side of flower; anthers yellow. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP. Naturalised all States except NT. Native to South Africa. Forms colonies on roadsides and in disturbed bushland, noted at e.g. Avenel, Violet Town, Mt Evelyn.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Iridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Tritonia lineata (Salisb.) Ker Gawl).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-10-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Tritonia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Tritonia gladiolaris in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tritonia gladiolaris in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory