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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.
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
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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