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Astelia alpina R.Br.
Pineapple Grass
2 varieties are shown here:

Astelia alpina var. alpina
Astelia alpina  var. novae-hollandiae


Astelia alpina R.Br. var. alpina
This variety is from Tasmania.


Astelia alpina var. alpina Astelia alpina  var. alpina
 
  Description:Female flowers Description:Male flowers
  Location: Mt Field, Tasmania Location: Mt Wellington,Tasmania
  GPS coordinates: 41˚41.0613S, 146˚35.7004E GPS coordinates: 42˚53.9040S, 147˚13.9550E
Date of photo:4 January 2007 Date of photo:10 January 2010
  Field No.:U66 Field No.:U67
     
  Astelia alpina var. alpina Astelia alpina var. alpina
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Fruit
  Location: Mt Wellington,Tasmania Location: Cradle Mountain,Tasmania
  GPS coordinates: 42˚53.9040S, 147˚13.9550E GPS coordinates: 41˚39.860S, 145˚57.013E
  Date of photo:10 January 2010 Date of photo:17 January 2013
  Field No.:U67 Field No.:1938
     
  Astelia alpina var. alpina Astelia alpina var. alpina
 
  Description:Female flowers Description:Male flowers
  Location:Montane mosaic,  Mt Field, Tasmania Location:Montane mosaic,  Mt Field, Tasmania
  GPS coordinates:42˚40.760S  146˚35.518E GPS coordinates:42˚40.760S  146˚35.518E
  Date of photo:5 January 2016 Date of photo:5 January 2016
  Field No.:3807 Field No.:3807
     

Astelia alpina  var. novae-hollandiae Skotts.
This variety grows in the Snowy Mountains.

  Astelia alpina  var. novae-hollandiae Astelia alpina  var. novae-hollandiae
 
  Description:Plants Description:Plants with male flowers
  Location: Blue Lake, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales Location: Blue Lake, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
  GPS coordinates: 36˚24.4670S 148˚18.5580E GPS coordinates: 36˚24.4670S 148˚18.5580E
  Date of photo:1 January 2009 Date of photo:1 January 2009
  Field No.:U68 Field No.:U68
     

References (accessed 15 July 2018):

Williams, J.B. in George A.S. (ed.), (1987) Astelia, Flora of Australia 45: 168-169

http://www.utas.edu.au/dicotkey/dicotkey/lilies_etc/gAstelia.htm

 

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Astelia alpina