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

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 22 June 1994

Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, (0.5-)1-1.9 m high. Fl. brown/red/red-brown/, Mar to Jun. Sandy loam. Sandstone outcrops.


Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Mitchell, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

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

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

Leaves flat, 90-160 mm long, 2-4 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, glabrous, 490-520 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 25-30 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 4.5-5.5 mm long; pedicels present, 5-7.5 mm long; flowers 7.5-9.5 mm long. Perianth glabrous, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, red or reddish-brown to purple, clearly with three inner and three outer tepals, the inner segments 6-6.7 mm long. Stamens three, in one level; filaments 1-1.2 mm long; anther 2.8-3 mm long, without an appendage. Style 6-6.5 mm long. Flowers in March, April, May or June. Occurs in the Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Central Kimberley and Ord-Victoria Plains IBRA bioregion(s), of the Northern Botanical Province.