Romulea minutiflora Klatt

Small-flower Onion-grass

Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 15: 399 (1882) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm obliquely flattened basally, with outer layers ± smooth except often split into numerous fibres at base and fibrous at apex. Stem absent. Leaves several, all basal, 6–20 cm long, 0.5–1.2 mm wide, subterete. Scape 2–5 cm long. Basal 'outer' primary bract 6–10 mm long, herbaceous, often with brown markings; margin dry and membranous; distal 'inner' primary bract 5–9 mm long, dry and membranous, with brown markings. Perianth tube 2–3 mm long, dull yellow; lobes elliptic, 5–9 mm long, pale pink to lilac, often shaded blue near the base and the acute apex. Staminal filaments 2–4 mm long, glabrescent; anthers 1.5–2 mm long. Style 4–6 mm long; stigmas just exceeding anthers. Capsule cylindric to obloid, 1–1.5 cm long; infructescence initially decurved, becoming straight at maturity. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised in SA, NSW. Widespread on fertile ground, chiefly in northern Victoria.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Romulea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Romulea minutiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Romulea minutiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present naturalised
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory