Aristea ecklonii Baker

J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 16: 112 (1878) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm c. 0.5 cm diam. Basal leaves linear, not rigid, 10–30 cm long, 4–14 mm wide. Inflorescence of several clusters of flowers in lax corymbose panicle, each cluster with c. 3–4 pedicellate flowers emerging successively from paired leaf-like primary bracts; secondary bracts concealed by the primary bracts. Bracts subtending flowers lanceolate, 8–10 mm long, brown, entirely membranous, not lacerated. Flowers bright blue, 1.5–2 cm long, perianth tube c. 8 mm long. Capsule cylindric-trigonous, 1.2–2.0 cm long.

*GipP, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz. Native to southern Africa. Occasionally cultivated and in some areas spreading freely via seed from that source (e.g. Apollo Bay, Dandenongs, La Trobe Valley).

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Iridaceae. 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, 2020-12-04
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Aristea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Aristea ecklonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Aristea ecklonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

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New South Wales