Pauridia vaginata (Schltdl.) Snijman & Kocyan

Phytotaxa 116: 31 (2013) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous herbs to 35 cm high; corms less than 2 cm long, with a fibrous tunic. Roots fleshy. Leaves linear, subulate or flat, 2–35 cm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, margins, at least toward base, usually with irregularly spaced, small tooth-like outgrowths. Inflorescences 1–4, 6–35 cm long; bracteole 1–7 cm long, closely sheathing stem for the greater part. Flowers solitary, rarely paired, 15–25 mm wide, lobes spreading; stamens shorter than the lobes, alternately long and short; ovary bilocular, 2–10 mm long. Capsule ellipsoid, 8–14 mm long; seeds numerous, c. 0.5–1.5 mm diam.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

A widespread and very variable southern Australian species with 2 recognized varieties, both of which occur in Victoria. Further taxonomic study of this species and its variation is needed.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-12-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-09-19
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pauridia vaginata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pauridia vaginata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater 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
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory