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Genus Stypandra Family Phormiaceae

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.


Photo © ANBG

Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: or possibly in New Caledonia

Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Stypandra glauca

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