Romulea flava var. minor (Bég.) Vos

J. S. African Bot. suppl. 9 103 (1972) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Corm obliquely flattened basally, with outer layers ± smooth except split into numerous fibres at apex and base. Stem absent or up to 10 cm long. First leaf basal, 10–35 cm long. Scape 3–5 cm long. Basal 'outer' primary bract 8–12 mm long, green; distal 'inner' primary bract translucent, projecting beyond outer. Perianth yellow; tube 3–4 mm long; lobes narrowly obovate, 10–15 mm long, with apex acute. Staminal filaments 4–5 mm long, hairy at base; anthers 3–4 mm long. Style c. 8 mm long; stigmas level with top of anthers. Capsule ovoid, 0.8–1 cm long; infructescence straight.

*GipP, *VRiv. Apparently rare in Victoria, known from 2 pre-1950 collections from eastern Melbourne suburbs (Balwyn, East Camberwell), and more recently, grassland communities near Benalla and Bannockburn. Also naturalized in WA, NSW.

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.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2019-08-26
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Romulea flava var. minor in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Romulea flava var. minor in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales