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Wurmbea biglandulosa (R.Br.) T.D.Macfarl.
Family Colchicaceae
Wurmbea biglandulosa (R.Br.) T.D.Macfarl. APNI*

Description: Herb 3.5–30 cm high.

Leaves 3, well separated; lowest leaf filiform or linear, 1–2.5 mm wide, not dilated basally; second leaf dilated basally, upper portion tapering; upper leaf dilated with short or long narrow apical portion.

Inflorescence open, 1–6-flowered, all bisexual or lower bisexual and upper male, occasionally all male. Tepals 8–10 mm long, white; nectaries 2 per tepal, a third from base, with shelf-like thickenings on all margins (except apical one) distinct and raised, pink. Stamens half to a third as long as tepals; anthers 1.5–2 mm long, red or purple.

Capsule 4–5.5 mm long.


Habit
Photo Lotte von Richter

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: From coastal districts west to the Warrumbungle Range, with a record for Cobar district.

Grows in forest, in disturbed grassy places, creek banks and rocky ridge.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden (1993); edited KL Wilson (Sept 2015)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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

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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