Hort. Brit. 396 (1826) APNI
Herb, 12–40 cm high; corm 1.5–2.5 cm diam. Leaves with petiole 0.5–6 cm long; lamina oblong, 7–17 cm long, 0.7–1.7 cm wide. Inflorescence with scape unbranched or with one branch, 3–10-flowered. Basal 'outer' primary bract 1–1.8 cm long, with apex dry and membranous, brown; distal 'inner' primary bract dry and membranous, split to the base. Flowers actinomorphic, erect. Perianth tube 1–1.8 cm long, straight, glabrous, purple to blue; lobes 1.8–2.5 cm long, 0.7–1.2 cm wide. Stamens asymmetrically arranged to one side of the flower; anthers 4–6 mm long, purple, rarely yellow. Style branches level with anthers, purple. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
*GipP, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *OtP, *VVP. Once collected from near Geelong (1909) and more recently noted as naturalised at several scattered sites across Victoria, usually in sandy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|