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Haemodorum tenuifolium A.Cunn. ex Benth.
Family Haemodoraceae
Haemodorum tenuifolium A.Cunn. ex Benth. APNI*

Description: Herb 0.3–0.8 m high.

Basal leaves 3 or 4; lamina terete or semiterete, 30–55 cm long, 1–2 mm diam.

Inflorescence with branches divergent, ± dichotomous; flowers solitary or in loose few flower clusters, chiefly towards end of branches; bracteoles ± translucent, brown and glaucous in centre, veins ± obscure, margins gradually differentiated, thinner; upper bracteole acute or obtuse, ± shorter than flower. Flowers 4–5 mm long, brown or grey and glaucous outside, red inside. Outer tepals usually almost as long as inner tepals. Stamens equal; anthers half or fully exserted from tepals, 1.3–1.5 mm long. Style about equal to petals or slightly exserted, at least reaching to base of anthers.

Capsule 6–10 mm long.


Flower
Photo W. Cherry

Fruit
Photo W. Cherry

Type
Specimen

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps with heath and sedges, occasionally in dry sclerophyll forest; north from Evans Head.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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


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