Laxmannia R.Br.

13 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories

Perennial herb with fibrous roots. Leaves linear, with broadened leaf bases, usually tufted leaving leafless intervals on the stems. Flowers almost sessile in pedunculate heads surrounded by scariose bracts; inner bracts margins jagged to finely divided. Perianth segments 6, in 2 whorls; outer whorl free, scarious; inner whorl freee or connate basally. white to pink. Stamens 6; inner whorl adnate to perianth. Ovary apparently stipitate; ovules 2–4 per loculus. Fruit a capsule. Flowers nocturnally.