Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.3-1 m high. Fl. brown-black, Sep to Nov. Sandy clay, grey or yellow sand, clay.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Cross, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coolgardie, Corrigin, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Goomalling, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Irwin, Kalamunda, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kojonup, Kondinin, Kulin, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Mingenew, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Northam, Northampton, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Williams, Wongan-Ballidu, Woodanilling, Yilgarn, York.
Leaves flat, 60-395 mm long, 1.5-4 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, glabrous, 740-1475 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 9-20 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 6-9 mm long; pedicels present, 1-4.5 mm long; flowers 10-13 mm long. Perianth glabrous, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, black or brown, clearly with three inner and three outer tepals, the inner segments 6-10 mm long. Stamens three, in one level; filaments 0.5-0.8 mm long; anther 4.5-5 mm long, without an appendage. Style 9-11 mm long. Flowers in September, October or November. Occurs in the Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Mallee and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the Eremaeam and South-west Botanical Province.
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