Moraea fugacissima (L.f.) Goldblatt

Novon 8: 376 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm c. 1 cm diam. Leaves glabrous, narrowly ovate to linear, terete near apex, up to 7 cm long, 1–2 mm wide; margin hyaline. Flowers solitary, sessile, yellow, scented. Perianth tube 1–2.4 cm long; lobes obovate, apiculate, 1.4–1.8 cm long, 4–8 mm wide; outer perianth sometimes tinged with purple. Style terete, slender, stigmatic lobes 3 exceeding or appressed to anthers. Stem of fruiting plants elongating up to 12 cm long, erect, terete, c. 1 mm wide. Flowers Aug.–Sep.

*CVU, *Gold, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP. Not naturalised in other States. Noted in Victoria only from Bendigo, Broadford, Dunkeld and Wedderburn districts.

Flowers open briefly and usually only in full sunshine.

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 (as Galaxia fugacissima (L.f.) Druce).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-11-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Moraea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Moraea fugacissima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Moraea fugacissima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised

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