Arthropodium sp. 3

sensu Fl. Victoria 2:660 (1994) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants resembling Arthropodium strictum but usually somewhat smaller (to c. 80 cm high) differing in having leaves usually with distantly ciliate margins and flowers usually several per node, on erect or spreading pedicels to 25 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, MuF, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Chiefly an entity from northern Victoria, and occurring on both heavier alluvial soils and skeletal substrates (e.g. Barmah, Cobram area, Warby Range, Tallangatta), also scattered in the west (e.g. Serra Range in the Grampians, Hamilton area and Inverleigh near Geelong) and the Gippsland Plains near Bairnsdale.

The relationship between this and Arthropodium strictum (with which it is largely coextensive in Victoria, but sometimes later-flowering) requires further investigation. While plants generally have more than one flower per inflorescence node, it is common for some individuals within a population to be single-flowered at nodes. Although difficult to describe, the scents of this and A. strictum differ slightly.

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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2017-11-21
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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. 3 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Arthropodium sp. 3 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native