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Haemodorum corymbosum Vahl
Family Haemodoraceae
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.


Photo © ANBG

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
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
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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