Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica

Early Nancy

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Herbs to 5–25 cm high. Leaves narrow linear, 2–20 cm long, 0.5–4 mm wide (measured at midpoint), base expanded, uppermost leaf elongate, subulate or filiform at apex. Flowers mostly 2–7, bisexual or unisexual, females sometimes larger; tepals elliptic, 4–11 mm long, shortly fused basally, spreading, white, nectary band purple; anthers red to purple.   Flowers Jul.–Sept.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. This is the most widespread and common subspecies, found in a range of habitats throughout the state.

See notes under the other two subspecies.

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, 2019-04-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Liliales
family Colchicaceae
genus Wurmbea
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica 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
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania