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

Description: Herb 4–17 cm high.

Leaves 3, well separated; lowest leaf linear, 1.5–2 mm wide, not dilated basally; second leaf dilated basally, apical portion linear or tapering; upper leaf dilated with short or long narrow apical portion.

Flower 1 or occasionally 2, bisexual. Tepals 5–7 mm long, white; nectaries 2 per tepal, at or above a third from base, with shelf-like marginal thickenings with all borders except apical one distinct, white. Stamens two-thirds to three-quarters as long as tepals; anthers 0.7–1.1 mm long, yellow.

Capsule 3–10 mm long.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in marshy places; recorded for Bermagui.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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