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Dianella nervosa R.J.F.Hend.
Family Asphodelaceae
Dianella nervosa R.J.F.Hend. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb to 0.7 m high, tufted, solitary; tufts < 2 cm diam.

at base; roots fleshy-fibrous.

Leaves to 110 cm long; sheath ribbed on lower surface, ± completely occluded; blade 3–12 mm wide. Inflorescence exceeding foliage; cymules 2–15-flowered. Perianth pale to mid blue; outer tepals 7–10 mm long, 5–7-veined; inner tepals 6.5–9.5 mm long, 3–5-veined. Stamens with filament swellings 0.9–2 mm long, yellow; anthers tan to dark brown.

Berry < 10 mm long.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest coastal ranges, on sandy and loamy soils; far north coastal ranges, north from Dalmorton.
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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