Tricoryne anceps APNI*
Description: Lax or rigid herb to c. 70 cm high.
Leaves present only at seedling stage, subsequently the flattened branches function as leaves; lamina 2–3 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, glabrous.
Flowering axis flattened or winged, 1–5 mm wide, striate, branches dichotomous. Umbels usually 3–22-flowered or more; bracts scarious, subulate, 1.5–20 mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide; pedicels c. 1.5–10 mm long. Outer tepals oblong, acute, 6.5–12 mm long, 2.5–3 mm wide, 3–7-veined; inner tepals obovate, obtuse, 6–11 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, 3-veined. Filaments c. 4 mm long; anthers oblong, 1–1.5 mm long.
Mericarps obovoid, 5–7 mm long, c. 2.5–3 mm diam., strongly 3–6-ribbed when dry.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and sometimes swampy areas, in lateritic, quartzitic and sandy soils; north from Woodburn area.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. pterocaulon|
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