Bot. Cab. 11: t.1056 (1825) APNI
Perennial herb with erect slender stems 15–30 cm high, 1.5–2 mm wide, silky-pubescent; bulb conical or ovoid-conical, acute, 4–6 cm long, tunic smooth, dark brown. Rhizomes with amplexicaul, cuspidate scales. Leaves cauline and or tufted on short branchlets, or terminal and congested, 3-foliolate; leaflets subsessile, bifurcate to the middle or beyond, cuneate-attenuate at the base, with divergent linear or narrow oblong lobes 5–8 mm long, 0.8–3 mm wide, lobe apices obtuse, glabrous above, silky-pubescent below; petioles 5–40 mm long, petioles as long as leaves or exceeding leaves; stipules inconspicuous, tapering into petiole. Inflorescences axillary on the upper part of the stem, 1–flowered; peduncles longer than leaves. Sepals lanceolate or linear lanceolate, 4–6 mm long, often silky-pubescent, with several elongate calli towards the apex. Petals 18–25 mm long, pubescent, pink, yellow at base. Capsule not developed in Australia. Flowers Mar.-May
Also naturalised SA, NSW. Native to South Africa. In Victoria, known from 3 specimens collected in April 1925 from Little River Railway Reserve, and not collected again since then.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||extinct||introduced|
|New South Wales|