Schelhammera undulata R.Br.

Prodr. 274 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Procumbent to weakly ascending herb, stems to c. 20 cm long. Rhizomes thin, spreading. Leaves sessile, ovate to lanceolate with undulate margins, 15–50 mm long, 8–15 mm wide. Flowers solitary, terminal; pedicel 10–30 mm long; perianth segments oblong or narrowly obovate, 6–12 mm long, pink or mauve, faintly streaked by 3–5 nerves, widely spreading, soon deciduous; stamens about half as long as perianth segments, anthers purple. Capsule obovoid, papillate, 6–10 mm long; seeds globular, c. 2 mm diam., vertically streaked, with strophiole about as long as body of seed. Flowers Sep.–Nov

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Occasional in moist, shaded, near-coastal forests in the far east, extending west to near Orbost.

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Liliales
family Colchicaceae
genus Schelhammera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Schelhammera undulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Schelhammera undulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory