Bessera elegans Schult.

Coral Drops

Perennial herb to about 60 cm. Leaves 2-3, basal, linear. Inflorescence up to 12-flowered. Flowers bell-shaped, drooping; spring.Tepals to 20 mm long, bright red with green keels outside, mostly white inside; stamen filaments red, crown white, anthers grey-blue. Fruit many-seeded.


Source: Conran, J. (2005). Themidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
genus        Bessera Schult.f.