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Lilaeopsis polyantha (Gand.) H.Eichler
Family Apiaceae
Common name: Lilaeopsis

Lilaeopsis polyantha (Gand.) H.Eichler APNI*

Synonyms: Lilaeopsis gunnii A.W.Hill APNI*
Crantzia polyantha Gand. APNI*
Lilaeopsis australica A.W.Hill APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, glabrous, with creeping rhizomes.

Phyllodes linear or subulate, 2–30 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, cylindrical or ± flattened, with thin septa.

Umbels 2–6-flowered; peduncle 10–30 mm long; bracts minute; pedicels 2–10 mm long. Petals usually purplish.

Fruit ± ellipsoid, 1.5–3.5 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; mericarps with acute dorsal and intermediate ribs and 2 obtuse corky lateral ribs.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Commonly grows on wet margins of lakes and streams west to Balldale.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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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