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Haemodorum planifolium R.Br.
Family Haemodoraceae
Haemodorum planifolium R.Br. APNI*

Description: Herb 0.6–1.3 m high.

Basal leaves 5–8; lamina flat, 25–100 cm long, 2–12 mm wide.

Inflorescence with branches widely divergent with flowers in clusters of 3–5 dense corymbose, terminal clusters of several-many; bracteoles opaque, blackish in centre, veins obscure on lower surface, margins undifferentiated or very narrow, blackish, membranous; upper bracteole acute, quarter to half as long as flower. Flowers 11–16 mm long, blackish. Outer tepals almost as long as inner tepals. Stamens equal; anthers borne about middle of tepals, 3–5 mm long. Style usually longer than anthers, shorter than or exceeding inner tepals.

Capsule 5–11 mm long.


Habitat
Photo D. Hardin

Fruit
Photo D. Hardin

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and shrubland, in sandy soil on sandstone and granite; north from Batemans Bay district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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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