Wurmbea biglandulosa subsp. biglandulosa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Herbs 3.5–30 cm high, monoecious, sometimes with male flowers above, or rarely entirely male. Leaves 3, linear, the lowermost without expanded sheathing base, 6–20 cm long, 0.5–2 mm wide. Flowers 1–6; tepals ovate, 8–10 mm long, very shortly fused basally, spreading, white with pink nectaries; nectaries 2 per tepal, situated about one-third from base, marginal, thickened and shelf-like, sometimes pouch-like when dried; stamens from half to two-thirds as long as tepals, anthers red or purple. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, Gold, HNF, MonT, NIS, VRiv. Apparently rare in Victoria, known from a few scattered localities in the north-east (e.g. Myrtleford, Wulgulmerang, Corryong areas). Its habitat at these sites is unknown, but generally W. biglandulosa is a species of moist grassy and rocky areas.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-12-08
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Wurmbea biglandulosa subsp. biglandulosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Wurmbea biglandulosa subsp. biglandulosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory