20 gen., mostly trop. and subtrop.

Burmannia L.

3 species native Aust.; all states and territories except S.A.

Burmannia disticha L.

Erect herb. Basal leaves linear-oblong, 5–9 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, acute, entire. Scapes leafy, usually solitary, up to 60 cm high. Flowers bisexual, arranged in a pair of monochasia. Perianth segments 6, in 2 rows; the outer ones c. 2 mm long. Stamens 3. Ovary 3-locular, inferior; the floral tube blue, petaloid, winged, 12–15 mm long. Fruit a capsule. Coast N. of Gosford. Swamps. Fl. summer