in Ker Gawl., Bot. Mag. 26: t. 1041 (1807) APNI
Densely tufted herb. Leaves linear-ensiform, 15–50 cm long, flat to biconvex, finely striate to deeply grooved, glabrous; margin hairy, glabrescent distally. Inflorescence with scape 3–55 cm long, hairy on upper part, clasped by 1 reduced leaf. Primary bracts ovate to narrowly ovate, 2–6 cm long, prominently veined, white-silky to glabrescent, blackish; involucre 7–14(–20) mm wide; inner (secondary) bracts slightly exserted. Perianth tube 1.5–3 cm long, basal half hairy; outer perianth lobes broadly ovate, obtuse, 2–3 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide; inner perianth lobes ovate. Staminal filaments 4–7 mm long, basal two-thirds united. Ovary hairy. Capsule ovoid-cylindric, 1.5–2.5 cm long; seeds cylindric, c. 2.5 mm long, wrinkled, with large pit; aril absent.
EGL, EGU, Glep, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv.
Confined to eastern mainland Australia, in open-forest, woodland and heath. There are 2 varieties.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|