Common name: Yellow Autumn-lily, Yellow Rush-lily
Tricoryne elatior R.Br. APNI*
Description: Wiry, virgate herb mostly 10–40 cm, occasionally to 1 m high.
Leaves linear, 5–10 cm long, 1–3.5 mm wide, usually glabrous, reduced and scale-like on upper branches.
Flowering axis terete, slightly striate, glabrous, sometimes with scabrous hairs at base, branches usually numerous. Umbels 2–10-flowered, rarely > 20; bracts scarious, triangular or few outer subulate, 3–8 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; c. pedicels 1.5–6 mm long. Outer tepals oblong, acute, 6–14 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, 3-veined; inner tepals elliptic, obtuse, 5–10 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, 3-veined. Filaments 3–6 mm long; anthers ovate, 0.6–0.9 mm long. Mericarps ellipsoidal, 3–6 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm diam., slightly reticulate.
Flowering: most of the year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, heath and woodland, sometimes in swamps on sandy loam and lateritic soils; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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