Haemodorum brevicaule F.Muell.
Fragm. 1:64 (1858)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 21 June 1994

Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.025-0.3 m high. Fl. red/purple-black, Sep to Dec. Red clay, basalt.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Leaves flat, 90-310 mm long, 0.5-2 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, glabrous, 90-130 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 9-20 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 2.5-4 mm long; pedicels present, 0.5-1.5 mm long; flowers 4.7-6 mm long. Perianth glabrous, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, red or reddish-brown to purple or black, clearly with three inner and three outer tepals, the inner segments 2.5-3 mm long. Stamens three, in one level; filaments 1-1.2 mm long; anther 1.2-2 mm long, without an appendage. Style 4-6 mm long. Flowers in September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Northern Kimberley and Victoria Bonaparte IBRA bioregion(s), of the Northern Botanical Province.