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: (2005). Haemodoraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.