Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. parviflorus (Benth.) Brittan APNI*
Description: Herb with roots clustered, tuberous; tubers cylindrical to ellipsoid, 1–3 cm long, 3.5–5 c. from rootstock.
Leaves annual, linear, ± terete towards apex, becoming channelled below with narrow membranous wings at base, 20–60 cm long.
Flowering stems much-branched, paniculate, 20–80 cm long; umbels 1–8-flowered; pedicels 6–22 mm long, articulate about the middle. Tepals 7–19 mm long; outer tepals 1.5–2.5 mm wide; inner tepals 5–12 mm wide including fimbriae to c. 4 mm long. Stamens 6; anthers twisted, outer 2.5–4.5 mm long, inner 3–9 mm long, dehiscing by terminal pores. Style 4–9 mm long.
Capsule 3–7 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, woodland and heath on a variety of soils; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: ST, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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