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Aneilema biflorum R.Br.
Family Commelinaceae
Aneilema biflorum R.Br. APNI*

Description: Weak, prostrate to ascending perennial herb; stems ascending to c. 20 cm high.

Leaves with lamina discolorous, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 2–5 cm long, 0.5–1.5 cm wide, glabrous to minutely scabrous, tapering to a short petiole; sheath 7–12 mm long, shortly ciliate at the orifice.

Inflorescence 1–2.5 cm long; pedicels slender, 2–6 mm long. Outer tepals 2–3 mm long; inner tepals 2–4 mm long, white. Fertile stamens 3, staminodes 3.

Fruit flattened, c. 4 mm long; seeds pale grey, rugose.


Habit
Photo Greg Steenbeeke

Flower
Photo Greg Steenbeeke

Flowering: December–March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp or shaded places, often near streams; north from Araluen, and inland to Camden district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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