Arthropodium sp. 1

sensu Fl. Victoria 2:659 (1994) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Plants resembling A. milleflorum but more robust, to 2 m high, with consistently glaucous, broader (15–30 mm wide) leaves, and flowers with distinctly fimbriate petals. Stamens shorter than perianth segments, filament hairs pale yellow; anthers dark purple to black. Capsule globose, c. 5–6 mm long. Seeds c. 3 mm long. Flowers Dec.

EGU, HSF. Apparently endemic to Victoria. Currently known only from the upper Macalister, Tambo and Snowy River areas where occurring in rocky situations (often in clefts and on ledges of low cliffs) within rather dry woodland.

This entity is mentioned by Brittan (1987) as a robust form of A. milleflorum, but plants of intermediate stature between the two are unknown. Further study is required to nominate an appropriate taxonomic level for the giant form.

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 Asparagaceae
genus Arthropodium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Arthropodium sp. 1 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Arthropodium sp. 1 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native