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Romulea flava (Lam.) M.P.de Vos
Family Iridaceae
Romulea flava (Lam.) M.P.de Vos APNI*

Description: Small herb; corm with obliquely flattened base, tunic split into numerous fibres at apex and base; aerial stem absent or up to 10 cm long.

First leaf basal, 10–27 cm long, 1–2 mm wide with sheathing base to 5 mm wide; subsequent leaves 2 or 3, basal or cauline, 5–15 cm long.

Scapes 3–5 cm long; outer bract ovate, 8–15 mm long, green; inner bract hyaline, exceeding outer. Perianth yellow; tube 3–4 mm long; lobes oblanceolate, acute, 10–15 mm long. Style c. 8 mm long; stigmas level with top of anthers.

Capsule ovoid, c. 10 mm long, on straight scape.


Flowering: August–September

Distribution and occurrence: Recorded growing in Callitris community on sandy soil south from Deniliquin. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *W.A.
Declared Noxious Weed
AVH map***

Text by T. A. James & E. A. Brown
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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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