Tricoryne elatior R.Br.

Yellow Rush Lily

Prodr. 278 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Sprawling to semi-erect plants to c. 70 cm high; branches mostly dichotomous; stems terete or slightly grooved, sometimes scabrous. Leaves rather few, linear, flat, 5–10 cm long, c. 2–4 mm wide, entirely basal or reduced and subtending upper branches, rarely absent. Umbels 2–10-flowered; perianth segments 6–14 mm long, yellow, longer than stamens, sepals slightly longer and narrower than petals. Mature mericarps 4–6 mm long, ovoid. Seed ovoid, c. 3.5 mm long.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All states. Occurs in grassland, open-forests and heaths across much of lowland Victoria but commoner in the south. An incomplete specimen from Wyperfeld National Park, tentatively referred to this species, is the only collection from the north-west of the State. It may be an aberrant, tenuous form of Tricoryne tenella, the typical Tricoryne of that region.

Source: Conran, J.G.; Walsh, N.G. (1994). Tricoryne. 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, 2019-11-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
genus Tricoryne
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Tricoryne elatior in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Tricoryne elatior 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
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans 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
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
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