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Bulbine vagans E.M.Watson
Family Asphodelaceae
Bulbine vagans E.M.Watson APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, 20–60 cm high with thick roots.

Leaves 4-> 20 channelled, 12–30 cm long, 2–6 mm diam., shiny, glabrous, basal 1.5–2.5 c. of leaves 0.5–1.0 mm wide.

Scapes many, erect initially, then procumbent, 6.5–15 cm long, 1–3.5 mm diam.; raceme 11–50 cm long, to 45-flowered; pedicels 6–20 mm long; bracts 3–12 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide. Tepals 4–13 mm wide. Stamens unequal; outer filaments 3–5 mm long, inner filaments 4.5–7 mm long; anthers gold, c. 1 mm long, anthers on longer filaments with gold clavate hairs 0.1 mm long along back of anthers, anthers on shorter filaments with red clavate hairs at base of anthers. Ovules 2–4 per loculus; stigma 3-lobed.

Capsule c. 4 mm long; seeds 2–3 mm long, grey to black with pale brown to black markings.


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Flowering: October–January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in crevices in cliffs and herbfields; north from Dangars Falls.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by D. C. Godden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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***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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