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Dianella caerulea var. petasmatodes R.J.F.Hend.
Family Phormiaceae
Dianella caerulea var. petasmatodes R.J.F.Hend. APNI*

Description: Leaf sheaths more than two-thirds occluded distally, ± biconvex in cross section in that region. Leaves not glaucous; true stems to 1.8 m long; inflorescence from conical to narrow-cylindrical in outline, continuous or interrupted Stems leafy for most of their length; no extravaginal shoots Leaf sheaths not minutely papillose or pubescent; plants forming mats to 2 m diam.; mature leaves subequal in size at several nodes near middle of stem; perianth dark bronze-green to blue-green. Plant mat-forming with mats to 2 m diam., to 1.3 m high; stems elongating, with a few scales below several subequal leaves. Cymules many-flowered, contracted. Perianth dark bronze-green to blue-green.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and on margins of rainforest on ranges, on sandy and clay-loams; north from Lismore.
NSW subdivisions: NC
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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