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Tricoryne anceps
Family Anthericaceae
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.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

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
AVH map***

Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. pterocaulon

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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