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04 Oct 2011
Trying to climb on a low shrub in heathland.
04 Oct 2011
Six-petalled white flower with yellowish throat. Growing near Prostantherea mellisifolia and Leptospermum myrsinoides species, but I've failed to find an identification.
Hi John. What was the plant's height and habit?
06 Nov 2016
Leaves may help, particularly if it is Drymophila cyanocarpa.
Hi Chris, Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately I don't have further photos of this, but I don't think it can be Drymophlia cyanocarpa. The photos I can find of that show a very prominent ovary at the base of the flower cup, whereas my specimen has an opening into the throat of the flower tube. From memory, I think the height of the plant was about 50-60 cm but I don't have further details. The leaves that you can see (out of focus) are similar to Drymophila but it is a bit of a long shot to get an identification from this one photo. Sorry I can't be more helpful and thanks for trying.
08 Nov 2016
Sparaxis bulbifera species id suggested
12 Mar 2017
After a lot of further research, it seems most likely that this is Sparaxis bulbifera, an invasive species from South Africa. Further west in Vicrtoria and into South Australia, it was growing in the roadside drains and adjacent grassland in huge swathes, in a very open environment. In contrast, this isolated example was in quite shaded bushland close to the Sheaok Falls. On close inspection of the flower, it's just possible to see a bit of purple colouring on the underside of the flower tips where they are curled over. This purple streaking is prominent on the outside of the flower, but only just visible in this example. The 3-parted style is typical of an Iridaceae species.
Small cluster of plants sticking their head up above the heathland flora. Only one group of plants seen.
Possibly rudis or pubinodis?
Photos from two different plants.
No idea what this might be called at the moment.
The var. parviflora is a bit of a guess based on Flora of Victoria key. Memory of plants is they were considerably taller than 20cm and flowers same size as I'm used to here in the Macedon Range. So fits var. parviflora.
Single flower per plant/branch, one petal per flower.