R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 276 (1810).
Synonymy: Dichopogon fimbriatus (R. Br.) Macbride, Contr. Gray Herb. 56:2 (1918).
Common name: Nodding chocolate-lily.
Long fibrous roots ending in fusiform tubers; stem stiff, erect, often unbranched, usually 40-80 cm high; old leaf bases fibrous; leaves to 8 (rarely to 30) cm long and 1-2 (rarely to 5) mm broad, linear.
Inflorescence forming a loose raceme or panicle with fairly short bracts at the base of each branch; flowers usually 2-4 in the axil of each bract, drooping, blue or violet, rarely white, scented, 10-12 mm long; anthers dark-purple, the 2 appendages much shorter, yellow.
Pedicels lengthening but remaining reflexed under the ovoid capsule, 8-15 mm long; seeds black, 3 or 4 closely packed in each cell.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 185.
All States except the N.T. and Tas.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.
Flowering time: Oct. — Feb.
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