Ann. Bolus Herb. 3: 139 (1922) APNI
Herb up 1.8 m high. Basal leaves 70–120 cm long. Inflorescence with many short appressed branches, flowers 3–4 cm apart. Primary bracts 1.6–2.3 cm long, green, becoming dry and membranous. Flowers white (in Victoria) or pink, sub-actinomorphic. Perianth tube 3–4 cm long, curved; lobes 3–3.7 cm long, 1–1.5 cm wide. Stamens asymmetrically arranged to one side of the flower, but anthers remaining near centre of flower; anthers c. 12 mm long, pale yellow; staminodes absent. Style shorter than perianth. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, c. 3 cm long. Bulbils absent. Flowers Oct.
*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, Tas. A garden escape which is locally naturalised in South Belgrave, along a roadside in dry sclerophyll forest.
White-flowered variants of this generally pink-flowered species were previously included in var. alba.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|