Taxon 58: 93 (2009)
Plants tufted, bulbous, erect, to 1.5 m high. Bulbils numerous. Leaves ± linear, flat, erect or flaccid, 40–100 cm long, 20–50 mm wide. Inflorescence a large erect cylindrical raceme to 120 cm long. Flowers up to 300; bracts lanceolate, much longer than flowers; lower fruiting pedicels 5–15 mm long, upper pedicels shorter; perianth segments c. 9 mm long, spreading, white with a broad green central stripe; stamens subequal to or slightly shorter than perianth segments; ovary yellowish green. Capsule ovoid to obovoid, 3-angled. Nov-Jan.
*CVU, *GipP, *OtP, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, NSW. Native to southern Africa, commonly cultivated in Australia, naturalised in Victoria. Populations have established from nearby gardens around Bacchus Marsh, Black Rock, and Prahran.
Plants spread rapidly via asexually produced bulbils, producing dense colonies of thousands of plants.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|