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Haemodorum corymbosum Vahl APNI*
Description: Herb 0.4–0.7 m high.
Basal leaves 3 or 4; lamina terete or compressed, 40–75 cm long, 1–1.5 mm wide.
Inflorescence of 1–3 dense corymbose, terminal clusters of several-many flowers; bracteoles opaque, black or brown-black, veins obscure on lower surface, margins narrow to broad, brownish and membranous; upper bracteole acute or obtuse, one-fifth to half as long as flower. Flowers 12–15 mm long, brown-black or black. Outer tepals almost as long as inner tepals. Stamens equal; anthers borne on upper half of tepals, 3–4 mm long. Style exceeding anther tips by 1–1.5 mm, shorter than inner tepals by 1–2.5 mm.
Capsule 7–12 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry and swampy sandy soil, on sandstone plateaus from near Gosford to the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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