Aneilema acuminatum —Aneilema—COMMELINACEAE
Habitat—Grows in rainforest or tall sclerophyll forest.
Distribution—North from Bulli district and inland to Barrington Tops in New South Wales into Queensland
Description—Weak, slender, perennial herb with ascending stems to c. 40 cm high.
Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Copeland, Dixon Property, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Stephen Street Reserve and Zamia Place Reserve.
Leaves.— Lamina discolorous, narrow—ovate to lanceolate, 4 to 10 cm long, 10 to 25 mm wide, apex acute to acuminate, upper surface minutely scabrous; sheath up to 20 mm long, ciliate at the orifice.
Inflorescence—To 15 cm long; pedicels slender, 2 to 8 mm long. Outer tepals 2 to 4 mm long; inner tepals 4 to 6 mm long, white. Fertile stamens 2 or 3, staminodes 3.
Flowering.—August to January
Fruit—Flattened, c. 4 mm long; seeds pale grey, rugose.
Ripe.—Summer to Autumn