Dianella caerulea var. assera R.J.F.Hend. APNI*
Description: Plant tufted, solitary, to 1.8 m high. Stems elongating, with scales for most of their length; extravaginal shoots produced distally.
Leaf sheaths more than two-thirds occluded distally, ± biconvex in cross section in that region. Leaves not glaucous.
Inflorescence conical to narrow-cylindrical in outline. Cymules expanded or contracted, few-flowered. Perianth pale to mid-blue, often with green streaks externally.
Berry 7–12 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Coastal districts north from Nowra, extending west to the Blue Mtns and Tenterfield district.
Mostly grows at higher altitudes, often associated with rainforest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993); based on R. Henderson (1987) Flora of Australia vol. 45
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