Dianella caerulea var. petasmatodes R.J.F.Hend. APNI*
Description: Plants forming mats to 2 m diam.; true stems to 1.8 m long; Stems elongating, with a few scales below several subequal leaves, leafy for most of their length; no extravaginal shoots.
Leaves not glaucous; leaf sheaths more than two-thirds occluded distally, ± biconvex in cross section in that region, not minutely papillose or pubescent.
Cymules many-flowered, contracted. Perianth dark bronze-green to blue-green.
Distribution and occurrence: Coast north from Lismore.
Grows in sclerophyll forest and on margins of rainforest on ranges, on sandy and clay-loams.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by K. L. Wilson (1993); edited KL Wilson (June 2022)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993); based on R. Henderson (1987) Flora of Australia vol. 45
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