Muelleria 1: 45 (1956) APNI
Stems mostly dichotomously branched, to c. 60 cm tall, rather rigid, ridged but smooth, arising from a short, knotty rhizome; roots without tubers. Leaves few, basal, or absent, subterete, 6–8 cm long. Umbels 1–5-flowered, terminal on branches, rarely with a few sessile below; perianth segments spreading, 10–12 mm long (rarely more), pink to mauve; fringe on petals 1–2 mm long; stamens shorter than perianth segments, anthers curved, 3 outer 2–3 mm long, 3 inner 6–8 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
EGL, EGU. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Confined to wettish heathland in the far east (Mallacoota area, Maramingo Creek near the NSW border).
Apart from characters noted in key and descriptions, Thysanotus juncifolius usually has finer, weaker and more intricately branched stems, shorter petal fringes and longer anthers than T. racemoides. Populations from western Victoria formerly included in T. juncifolius have been segregated to T. racemoides Sirisena, T.D.Macfarl. & Conran..
Sirisena, U.M.; Macfarlane, T.D. & Conran, J.G. (2013). Thysanotus racemoides (Asparagales: Asparagaceae), a new species form South Australia and western Victoria, Telopea 15: 206-208.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|