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Family: Asparagaceae
Thysanotus nudicaulis

Citation: Brittan, d. Roy. Soc. W.A. 54:81 (1971).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Perennial herb, rhizome small and more or less erect; roots swollen into tubers, ellipsoid, 2-6 cm long, 5-6 mm diam., at some 3-8 cm from the stock; leaves 1 or 2, more or less withering before flowering, terete to slightly angled, glabrous to scabridulous, 12-30 cm long, enclosed within 1-4 membranous bracts 4-5 cm long, c. 3 mm broad.

Inflorescence a single scape with a single terminal umbel, in luxuriant specimens becoming paniculate; inflorescence 12-50 cm tall, scape terete; in paniculate specimens peduncles 5-20 mm (occasionally 30 mm) long; umbels l-4-flowered, bracts 3-5 mm long, outer bracts broadly ovatetriangular, with narrow membranous margins, inner bracts membranous with dark veins; pedicels erect in flower and fruit, 7-10 mm long, elongating in fruit to 20 mm; perianth-segments 13-17 mm long; outer 3 narrow-linear; inner 3 elliptic, fimbriate; stamens 6; anthers 3 long (7.5-10 mm), 3 short (3-4 mm); ovary with 10-17 ovules per cell.

Capsule cylindrical, 7 x 3 mm; seeds black, flattened, 30-50 per capsule.

Published illustration: Brittan (1971) J. Roy. Soc. W.A., figs 4 & 5.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: EP.   W. Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Dec. — Jan.

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