Diplarrena moraea Labill.

White Iris

Voy. Rech. Perouse 1: 157 (1800) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves 10–70 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, dark green to slightly glaucous. Inflorescence with scape 20–100 cm long, exceeding leaves. Primary bracts narrowly ovate, subequal, 4–8 cm long, 6–12 mm wide, green, glabrous, prominently veined. Perianth white. Outer perianth lobes broadly obovate distally, slightly concave, 25–35 mm long, c. 15–22 mm wide. Inner perianth lobes narrowly oblong, 20–25 mm long, apex obtuse to retuse, usually purplish or finely purple-veined, often yellow towards apex. Staminal filaments 4–8 mm long; anthers 2–3 mm long. Staminodal filaments 2–4 mm long. Ovary 15–20 mm long; style 12–15 mm long. Capsule cylindric to clavate, triquetrous, 20–25 mm long, c. 7 mm wide; seeds orbicular, c. 3 mm diam., brown. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HSF, MonT, OtP, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs in heathlands and open-forest mostly east of Melbourne at low altitudes, but with disjunct occurrences near Mts Useful and Ligar near Licola, and Chapple Vale in the Otway Range. Often shy-flowering except after bushfires.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Diplarrena
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Diplarrena moraea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Diplarrena moraea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory