Dianella congesta R.Br. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb to 1 m high, forming mats to 20 m diam.; roots fibrous.
Leaves to 45 cm long; sheaths conduplicate, completely occluded; blade 10–15 mm wide.
Inflorescence ± within foliage; cymules condensed, 2–8-flowered. Perianth mid- to dark blue; outer tepals 7.5–8.5 mm long, 5–7-veined; inner tepals 6.5–7.5 mm long, 3–5-veined. Stamens with filament swellings 1–1.5 mm long, yellow; anthers yellow-brown.
Berry 6–12 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly on coastal sand-dunes; north from Bawley Point. An effective sand-binder.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
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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