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Dianella longifolia R.Br. var. longifolia Family Phormiaceae
Dianella longifolia var. longifolia R.Br. APNI*

Synonyms: Dianella laevis R.Br. APNI*
Dianella longifolia var. stupata R.J.F.Hend. APNI*
Dianella longifolia var. grandis APNI*

Description: Leaves 4–25 mm wide; roots fleshy-fibrous. Leaves <25 mm wide; plants forming small or large tufts to 50 cm diam. Seeds usually <3.3 mm long; leaf blades suberect, glaucous or grey-green; leaf blade and sheath both narrowing to the zone of occlusion; leaf sheaths green or purplish; cymules 3–22-flowered. Plant to 1.5 m high; tufts 5–50 cm diam. at base. Leaves suberect, green to glaucous, pale brown to purplish at base; blade 4–25 mm wide. Flowers white to mid blue.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest or woodland, on sandy to clay soils; widespread on coast and tablelands extending west to Enngonia.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993); based on R. Henderson (1987) Flora of Australia vol. 45


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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