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Dianella crinoides R.J.F.Hend.
Family Phormiaceae
Dianella crinoides R.J.F.Hend. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb to 0.8 m high, tufted, solitary; tufts to 20 cm diam.

at base; roots fleshy-fibrous.

Leaves to 70 cm long; sheath on lower surface keeled, less than half occluded; blade 6–18 mm wide. Inflorescence exceeding foliage; cymules expanded, 5–15-flowered. Perianth mid to dark blue; outer tepals 7.5–9.5 mm long, 5–9-veined; inner tepals 7–8.5 mm long, 3–5-veined. Stamens with filament swellings 1.3–2 mm long, orange-yellow; anthers pale yellow.

Berry 6–8 mm long.


Flowering: spring–summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in maritime habitats on sandy soils; north from Bermagui. Often grows near the more slender, mat-forming D. congesta.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld
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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