Macropidia Harv.

Greek macro – large, Latin pes – foot, and –ia – resembling, referring to the foot of the Macropus, a giant kangaroo.

A genus containing a single species. For description see M. fuliginosa.

Plants grow poorly in the south-east and this means that they are particularly susceptible to ink spot disease.

Occasionally by seed; commercial production by tissue culture.

Popular as a cut flower. Attracts birds in the garden.

Flowers with a felt of black hairs outside, hairless and lime green inside; 1 ovule per chamber; less obvious characters include the mode of dehiscence (septifragal), large seeds and deeply divided perianth.

1 species from Western Australia between Geraldton and Perth.

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Haemodoraceae. 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.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Commelinales
family       Haemodoraceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Macropidia fuliginosa (Hook.) Druce