Description: Tufted rhizomatous perennials, roots fibrous; true aerial stems elongated, erect or ascending, leafy throughout.
Leaves with sheath open at apex.
Inflorescence cymose. Tepals subequal, spreading or recurved. Staminal filaments becoming kinked below middle, very densely hairy in upper half; anthers dehiscing longitudinally by slits, introrse, recurved or coiled after dehiscence.
Fruit a loculicidal capsule, black; seeds dull or glistening.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: or possibly in New Caledonia
Stypandra is sometimes placed in the family Hemerocallidaceae.
Text by K.L. Wilson
|One species in NSW: Stypandra glauca|