Caesia parviflora R.Br.

Pale Grass-lily

Prodr. 277 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants tufted. Roots fibrous-fleshy to narrowly tuberous. Leaves linear, flat to somewhat folded, ascending, drooping at tips, to c. 40 cm long, 1–8 mm wide. Inflorescence erect, 10–75 cm tall, axis 1–several-branched, with leafy bracts. Flowers clustered in bract axils, 5–15 mm wide, greenish-white to blue; perianth segments spreading, longer than stamens. Capsule to 5 mm wide. Seed 1.3–2.3 mm diam.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

A variable species from eastern Australia with 3 recognized varieties.

Source: Conran, J.G. (1994). Liliaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Caesia parviflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Caesia parviflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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State
Western Australia
South Australia
Queensland
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory
Victoria
Tasmania