Common name: Bulbine Lily, Rock Lily
Bulbine glauca (Raf.) E.M.Watson APNI*
Description: Perennial, tufted herb, 25–110 cm high, with thick roots, sometimes with short rhizome.
Leaves 3–20, 10–45 cm long, 1–10 mm diam., usually glaucous, glabrous, basal 1–4.5 c. of leaves 0.5–2 cm wide.
Scapes glaucous, 12–70 cm long, 1–6 mm diam.; raceme 5–40 cm long, to 75 flowers; pedicels 5–26 mm long; bracts 4–9 mm long, 1.5–4 mm wide. Tepals 9–17 mm long, 2–5 mm wide. Stamens equal, 5–8 mm long; filaments with clavate hairs white with red heads to gold-orange from halfway up filament to c. 1 mm below anther; anthers 2–4 mm long, gold. Ovules 2–4 per loculus; stigma entire to shortly 3-lobed.
Capsule 3–6 mm long; seeds 1.5–3 mm long, silver-grey with black markings, pitted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in crevices on cliffs and summits at higher altitudes; chiefly south from near Bungonia.
NSW subdivisions: SC, ?NT, ?CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by D. C. Godden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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