J. Bot. (Hooker) 1: 247 (1834) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tuber absent. Stem usually short, 20–50(–100) mm long, mostly underground, old leaf-bases persistent. Leaves in basal open rosette, more or less linear, 20–80 mm long, slightly narrowed basally so that petiole not readily distinguishable from lamina, sheathing at base; stipules absent. Inflorescence axillary, 1(–2), 20–120 mm long, 1(–2)-flowered; bracts linear-triangular, 2–5 mm long; sepals 5, narrowly elliptic, 5–9 mm long, shortly connate at base, glabrous, margin entire, apex obtuse; petals 5, obovate, 6–11 mm long, white, apex obtuse; styles 3 or 4, thick, with stigmas capitate or reniform. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
HNF, HSF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Usually occurs in moist shallow depressions of wet heaths and bogs, often with Sphagnum.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|