Common name: Mallee Fringe Lily
Thysanotus baueri R.Br. APNI*
Description: Herb with small rhizome; roots tuberous; tubers ellipsoid, 2.5–12 cm long, usually 7.5–10 c. from rootstock.
Leaves annual and often withering at anthesis, 3–5, linear, ± terete, 6–13 cm long.
Flowering stems simple or branched, racemose, rarely paniculate, 8–30 cm long; umbels 1–4-flowered, terminal and 2–4 sessile below; pedicels 6–10 mm long, articulate at about level of bract apices. Tepals 7.5–12 mm long; outer tepals c. 2 mm wide; inner tepals c. 7 mm wide including fimbriae to c. 2 mm long. Stamens 6; anthers curved, twisted, outer 2–4 mm long, inner 5–7 mm long, dehiscing by terminal pores. Style 7 mm long.
Capsule c. 4 mm diam.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wooded areas and open plains in inland regions; west from Condobolin.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. McCune & D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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