Bot. Mag. t. 4816 (1854) APNI
Tufted herb to c. 1.5 m high, spreading by thick, branched rhizomes. Leaves linear, 35–80 cm long and 0.5–2 cm wide. Inflorescence erect, 1–1.2 m tall with a dense, subspicate raceme, 7–11 cm long. Flowers spreading or pendulous, 35–40 mm long, tubular for most of their length; perianth whorls similar, green turning yellow to red at anthesis; staminal filaments filiform, anthers small; ovary ovoid, 4–5 mm long. Capsule trigonous, elongate-ovoid, 7–14 mm long. Seeds numerous, c. 3 mm long and 1.5 mm wide. Flowers Jul.
*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *HSF, *VVP. Also NSW. Native to southern Africa. A popular garden ornamental which has become naturalised in rear-dune swales near the western tip of Phillip Is. (Western Port).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|