Aneilema biflorum —Two-flowered Aneilema—COMMELINACEAE

Aneilema biflorum

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Habitat—Grows in damp or shaded places, often near streams.

Distribution—North from Araluen, and inland to Camden district in New South Wales into Queensland.

Description—Weak, prostrate to ascending perennial herb; stems ascending to c. 20 cm high.

Local occurrences

Black Head Flora Park and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.—Lamina discolorous, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 2 to 5 cm long, 0.5 to 1.5 cm wide, glabrous to minutely scabrous, tapering to a short petiole; sheath 7 to 12 mm long, shortly ciliate at the orifice.

Aneilema biflorum
Aneilema biflorum

Inflorescence—1 to 2.5 cm long; pedicels slender, 2 to 6 mm long. Outer tepals 2 to 3 mm long; inner tepals 2 to 4 mm long, white. Fertile stamens 3, staminodes 3.

Flowering.—December to March.

Fruit— Flattened, c. 4 mm long; seeds pale grey, rugose.

Ripe.—Winter