Thysanotus racemoides Sirisena, T.D.Macfarl. & Conran

Telopea 15: 206 (2013) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stems mostly dichotomously branched, to c. 60 cm tall, rather rigid, ridged, tuberculate at least near base but smooth, arising from a short, knotty rhizome; roots without tubers. Leaves few, basal, or absent, subterete, 6–8 cm long. Umbels mostly 2-flowered, rarely to 4-flowered, terminal and subterminal on branches; perianth segments spreading, 12–15 mm long, pink to mauve; fringe on petals 3–4 mm long; stamens shorter than perianth segments, anthers curved, 3 outer 3–6 mm long, 3 inner 6–12 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Jan.

DunT, Glep, GGr, LoM, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also SA. In heathland and mallee communities mostly toward the SA border as far north as the Big Desert, also in the Grampians, with outlying eastern occurrences near Anglesea.

Recently (2013) segregated from Thysanotus juncifolius (see note under that species), which is now restricted to eastern Victoria.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-11-25
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-18

Sirisena, U.M.; Macfarlane, T.D. & Conran, J.G. (2013). Thysanotus racemoides (Asparagales: Asparagaceae), a new species form South Australia and western Victoria, Telopea 15: 206-208.

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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Thysanotus racemoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Thysanotus racemoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia