Bulbine alata Baijnath

Brunonia 1: 117 (1978) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Tufted annuals to 45 cm high. Roots fibrous. Leaves erect, flat to channelled, 2–30 cm long, 4–16 mm wide at base. Inflorescence erect, several–many per plant; scape 1–3 mm diam. at base; flowers yellow; perianth segments 4.0–5.5 mm long, fused at base for c. 2 mm; stamens shorter than perianth segments, unequal, inner stamens almost double the length of outer, anthers gold; filaments bearded towards apex. Capsule globose to obovoid, 4–9 mm long; seeds ridged, winged, 3–4 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

MuM, MSB. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria plants are largely restricted to floodplains and sandy rises west of Mildura in the far north-west corner of Victoria.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-18
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
genus Bulbine
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Bulbine alata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bulbine alata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales