Bot. Mag. 17: t. 605 (1802)
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Corm 0.5–0.7 cm diam. Basal leaves linear, rigid, 35–50 cm long, 10–12 mm wide. Inflorescence a dense terminal cylindrical panicle, the lower clusters stalked, each cluster with 2–3 flowers, emerging successively from paired leaf-like primary bracts; secondary bracts conspicuous. Bracts subtending flowers ovate, 8–10 mm long, rusty brown with broad hyaline margins, rarely lacerated. Flowers blue, 1.7–2.0 cm long. Capsule oblong, broadly 3-winged, c. 1.2 cm long.
HSF. Native to South Africa. Sparingly established at Monbulk, at a Protea farm, where spreading beyond plantings, and also spreading into nearby Eucalyptus obliqua dry open woodland.
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