Plants of
South Australia
Thysanotus baueri
Liliaceae
Mallee Fringe-lily
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 2.

Etymology

Greek 'thysanotos' fringed, alluding to the 3 inner perianth-segments and 'baueri' after Franz and Ferdinand Bauer 19th century Austrian botanical artists and brothers

Distribution and status

Grows in wooded areas and open plains in inland regions
Herbarium regions: Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

Herb with small rhizome. Leaves annual and often withering at anthesis, narrow-linear, much shorter than the inflorescence. Inflorescences 15-30 cm tall, simple or branched, racemose, rarely paniculate, 8–30 cm long; flowers in several sessile 2-5-flowered umbels, perianth-segments 8-15 mm long, blue. Flowering October - January. Fruits are capsule 4 mm diameter, 3 celled