Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.2-0.65 m high. Fl. black/brown-black, Sep to Dec. Clayey loam, sandy loam, white, grey or yellow sand, winter-wet. Swampy sites.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IMCRA Regions: Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bunbury, Busselton, Canning, Capel, Carnamah, Chapman Valley, Chittering, Coorow, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Dardanup, Denmark, Gingin, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kojonup, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Northam, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, Williams, Woodanilling, York.
Leaves flat, 110-260 mm long, 1-2 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, glabrous, 320-510 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 15-17 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 4-6 mm long; pedicels present, 2.7-3.5 mm long; flowers 7-10 mm long. Perianth glabrous, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, black or brown, clearly with three inner and three outer tepals, the inner segments 6-8.5 mm long. Stamens three, in one level; filaments 1-1.5 mm long; anther 2-2.2 mm long, without an appendage. Style 4.5-5 mm long. Flowers in September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.
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