Laxmannia orientalis

Common name: 

Dwarf Wire-lily

Family: 

Asparagaceae
(alternate family: Liliaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sand, wet heathland1

Flower description:

Sepals are red-brown, petals are white2

Habit:

Tufted, erect herb to 15 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has aerial roots that descend from nodes and needle-like leaves1

Images:
Image of Laxmannia orientalis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria