Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRTWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Lowland forest, heathland
Deciduous lily to 60 cm tall
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
This genus is distinctive when in flower due to the bright purple colour and fringing of the petals. Thysanotus tuberosus is distinguished from T. patersonii by its erect tufted habit 1
There are two subspecies, both in Victoria, however only subsp. tuberosus is found at the Prom.
Thysanotus tuberosus subsp. parviflorus is poorly known in Victoria
Ellis, M. (unpublished).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
3 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.