The Stilted Tinsel Lily is an erect shrub to 0.5 m high with stilt roots that are 1-6 cm long. Its leaves are narrow, pungent, 5.2-11.5 mm long and 0.9-1.4 mm wide, hairless and with a sheath with branched outgrowths on the margins. Its flowers are star-shaped, with six narrow dark blue-purple lobes that fade with age. The flower has 6 yellow anthers, which change to orange-red with age. Its seeds are 2.7 mm long and 0.5 mm wide forming a nut-like one-celled fruit. Flowers are borne in June-September or August-October and seeds mature in November-December.
Stilted Tinsel Lily |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Calectasia pignattiana
Given that most populations are healthy and have increased in the past; it is possible that the populations will continue to increase in the future unless disturbed by fire (DEC; 2008).