Romnalda ophiopogonoides Conran, P.I.Forst. & Donnon
Conran, J.G., Forster, P.I. & Donnon, M. (2008) Telopea 12(2): 173. Type: Queensland: Cook District: Mount Sorrow track before razorback, Daintree National Park, 2.5 km W of Cape Tribulation, P.I. Forster 21988, R. Booth, R. Jago & R. Jensen, 2 Dec 1997 (BRI [1 sheet + spirit]). (Iso: MEL, QRS).
Romnalda sp. Roaring Meg (P.I.Forster 4402), : (), Type: Provisional name.
Plants 10-15 cm tall, tufted to clump forming. Stems to c. 6 cm long, branching, erect with wiry, stilt-like adventitious supporting roots.
Inflorescence 8-20 cm long, simple or few-branched; peduncle dark purplish green; flowers clustered in axils and along branches. Flowers white, each subtended by a small, brownish purple persistent bract. Sepals and petals similar in appearance. Outer perianth whorl of 3 sepals deltoid, 3.0-3.5 mm long, and 1-2 mm wide, abaxial apex purple. Inner perianth whorl of 3 petals ovate-elliptic, 3.5-4 mm long and 1.1-1.4 mm wide. Stamen filaments basally narrow-triangular, pale cream, outer 3 to 2.0 mm long, fused basally to sepals for 0.25 mm, inner 3 to 2.0 mm long, fused basally to sepals for 0.75 mm; anthers c. 0.6 mm long. Ovary minute.
Distribution and Ecology
Only known from four localities in the Cape Tribulation area along the upper Cooper Creek, Roaring Meg Creek, and near Mt Sorrow in Daintree National Park.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)