Arthropodium sp. 2

sensu Fl. Victoria 2:659 (1994) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Plants tufted, to c. 60 cm (rarely to 1 m) high. Roots tuberous, tubers usually distant from rootstock. Leaves linear, flat, spreading, to 30 cm long, 1–10 mm wide, bright green. Inflorescence erect, usually branched. Flowers usually 1–3 per node, greenish-pink; perianth segments reflexed, 4–6 mm long; stamens shorter than perianth segments, filament hairs whitem sometimes tinged yellow, anthers white to pale green. Capsule globose, c. 4–5 mm long. Seeds c. 2–3 mm long. Flowers mostly Oct.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Moderately widespread in open-forests of foothill country of the north-east (Whitfield, Mansfield, Mt Buffalo areas), with scattered occurrences south of the Divide (e.g. Pakenham, Lake Mountain, Genoa). Possibly more widespread but overlooked due to its similarity to A. milleflorum.

Differs from A. milleflorum in its generally smaller size, white to pale green anthers, white filament hairs and smaller, strongly reflexed, greenish-pink perianth segments.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-02-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Arthropodium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Arthropodium sp. 2 in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Arthropodium sp. 2 in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native