Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, evergreen, perennial herb. Leaves distichous, many, flat, grass-like. Inflorescence panicle-like, branches clustered with a spreading bract at their base; scape terete. Flowers actinomorphic; perianth parts free for most of their length (floral tube short), spreading, white, outer perianth slightly or much smaller than inner perianth; stamens exserted, spreading, filaments fused at base only, anthers elliptic, sub-basifixed; style deeply 3-branched, branches entire, filiform, slightly channelled or keeled, stigmas terminal, minute. Capsule ovoid to subglobose; seeds many, rounded to angular, with aril absent.

12 species in South America and Australasia; 2 species native in Australia and Victoria.

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
Higher taxa
genus Libertia
Subordinate taxa