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Corynotheca micrantha var. divaricata R.J.F.Hend.
Family Anthericaceae
Common name: Sand Lily

Corynotheca micrantha var. divaricata R.J.F.Hend. APNI*

Description: Shrub-like perennial; roots fleshy-fibrous.

Leaves narrow-linear, to c. 25 cm long, caducous; lamina ± involute.

Inflorescence to 80 cm high; peduncle erect or decumbent; branches dichotomously divaricate; lowest major branch 5–20 c. from rhizome; racemules straight or curved divaricate; usually 1–7.5 cm long, internodes to 1.5 cm long; flowers usually paired; lower bracts subulate, to c. 6 cm long; uppermost bracts ± ovate-accuminate, sometimes spine-like, < 0.5 mm long; pedicels to c. 2 mm long. Perianth 3.5–5.5 mm long, white, creamy pink or purplish; outer tapals narrow-elliptic; inner tepals elliptic, obtuse. Stamens with filaments ± kinked; anthers to c. 1 mm long.

Capsule nodding, ± fusiform or irregularly shaped, to c. 5 mm long; seed 1 or occasionally 2; caruncle conical apically, lobes fused.


Flowering: mainly spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy soils in dry areas; recorded near the Qld-N.S.W. border east of Cameron Corner.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

The single variety in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

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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