Icon. Pl. Rar. 2 t.288 (1791) APNI
Stem flexuose, rigid. Basal leaves 1–few, 40–50 cm long, 0.2–0.4 cm wide. Inflorescence with scape erect, few-branched, with numerous sheathing primary bracts and numerous flower clusters closely appressed to the axis. Primary bracts herbaceous to dry and brown; ‘inner’ bract shorter than the ‘outer’. Flowers yellow. Perianth tube c. 0.5 cm long; lobes subequal, 1.2–1.5 cm long, narrowly obovate. Staminal filaments united basally; anthers exposed, erect. Style branches deeply divided, forming 6 filiform arms. Capsule included within the primary bracts.
Native to southern Africa. In Victoria known from a few historical records in South Yarra, and is now presumed to be extinct in Victoria.
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