Laxmannia orientalis Keighery APNI*
Description: Tufted, stilted herb to 15 cm high.
Leaves spreading to decurved, terete, long-pungent, mostly 4–30 mm long, c. 0.5 mm diam., minutely ciliate; sheath scarious, 3–8 mm long, margins entire except fimbriae at apex.
Inflorescences 3–7-flowered; scape decurved, ± 0.5 cm long; outer bracts linear-oblong, ± 5 mm long, red-brown; inner bracts 2–4 subtending each flower, 2–4 mm long, translucent or pale red-brown, fimbriate. Flowers white. Outer tepals 4–5 mm long; inner tepals spreading, 3–4 mm long. Stamens c. 2 mm long; anthers 0.5 mm long.
Capsule globose, 2–3 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows chiefly in heath areas, often in peaty or sandy soils; south from Eden district.
NSW subdivisions: SC
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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