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Arthropodium sp. B sensu Harden (1993)
Family Anthericaceae
Arthropodium sp. B sensu Harden (1993) APNI*

Synonyms: Arthropodium sp. B APNI*

Description: Perennial herb; tubers ellipsoidal, 2–3 cm long.

Leaves 1–20, 3–40 cm long, 1–8 mm wide.

Scape usually simple to 4-branched, 20–65 cm long; sterile bracts to 8 cm long; flowers usually 2–9 per node; pedicels spreading to pendent, 5–10 mm long, articulate 1.5–8 mm from flower; bracts ± scarious, 1.5–8 mm long. Tepals 4–6 mm long, greenish pink; outer tepals 1.3–3.5 mm wide; inner tepals 2.5–4 mm wide, not fimbriate. Anthers 1–2 mm long, white to pale green; filaments 2–3.5 mm long, densely hairy towards anther, sometimes extended into 'tails' separating from filament below, white. Style 3–5 mm long.

Capsule 4–5 mm diam.


Flower
Photo L. von Richter

Flowering: chiefly November–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of habitats; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, ?NWP, ?SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. ?S.A.
AVH map***

This species is equivalent to Arthropodium sp. 2, Flora of Victoria; and Arthropodium sp. South-east Highlands (N.G. Walsh 811) Vic Herbarium.

Text by J. G. Conran, S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
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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