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Tricoryne simplex R.Br.
Family Anthericaceae
Tricoryne simplex R.Br. APNI*

Description: Soft herb to c. 30 cm high.

Leaves linear, 6–25 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, glabrous or scabrous.

Flowering axis usually angular, glabrous, simple or only slightly branched. Umbels 6–20-flowered or more; bracts scarious, subulate or with outer few leafy, 3–5 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; pedicels c. 5–15 mm long. Outer tepals oblong, acute, 5–9 mm long, 1.2–2.2 mm wide, 3-veined; inner tepals obovate, obtuse, 6–9 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, 3- or 4-veined. Filaments 2–3 mm long; anthers oblong, 1–1.3 mm long. Mericarps obovoid, 3.5–4 mm long, c. 2 mm diam., reticulate.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: August–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandstone derived soils in heath and wet sclerophyll forest; chiefly from Port Stephens to Nowra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
AVH map***

Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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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