Thysanotus tuberosus R.Br.

Common Fringe Lily

Prodr. 282 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants 15–50 cm high; branches developing at ground-level; glandular hairs present on branches, leaves, rachis, bracts and calyces. Upper leaves 4.8–17 mm long, with 2–8 pairs of teeth, base rounded to cuneate. Calyx externally with glandular (and sometimes a few eglandular) hairs (0.05–)0.1–0.2 mm long; corollas with yellow spot behind lowest lobe possibly always lacking, the lower lobes usually obuse to truncate, sometimes emarginate, externally with eglandular and glandular hairs; anthers 1.3–2.2 mm long, with rear awns 0.1–0.25 mm long. Seeds 0.4–1.0 mm long.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

2 subspecies recognised, both occuring in Victoria.

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: Val Stajsic, 2019-08-12
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Thysanotus tuberosus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Thysanotus tuberosus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory