Dianella prunina R.J.F.Hend. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb to 2 m high, tufted, solitary; tufts < 10 cm diam.
at base; roots fleshy-fibrous.
Leaves to 90 cm long; sheath conduplicate, ± completely occluded; blade 8–38 mm wide. Inflorescence exceeding foliage; cymules expanded, 2–8-flowered. Perianth mid blue to dark violet; outer tepals 7–10.5 mm long, 5-veined; inner tepals 7–9.5 mm long, 5- (rarely 7-) veined. Stamens with filament swellings 0.9–1.8 mm long, yellow; anthers brown-yellow to deep blue.
Berry 5–8 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: In the Sydney Basin, from the northern end of Wollemi National Park south to the Bundanoon area. extending east - west from sandstone areas in Sydney to the western edge of the Blue Mountains.
Grows in sclerophyll forest to c. 1000 m alt., on sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS
Text by K. L. Wilson (1993); edited KL Wilson (March 2015; July 2020)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993); based on R. Henderson (1987) Flora of Australia vol. 45
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