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Dianella caerulea Sims
Blue Flax-lily
A species which is widespread in Australia, with several varieties.
One of the plants collected by Banks and Solander in 1770.

Dianella caerulea var. vannata R.J.F.Hend.
This variety grows in north Queensland coastal areas.






Dianella caerulea var. vannata Dianella caerulea var. vannata
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Cowley Beach, Innisfail, North Queensland Location:Cowley Beach, Innisfail, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S  146˚06.7714E GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S  146˚06.7714E
  Date of photo:11 May 2008 Date of photo:11 May 2008
  Field No.:U798 Field No.:U798
  Dianella caerulea var. vannata Dianella caerulea var. vannata
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Cowley Beach, Innisfail, North Queensland Location:Cowley Beach, Innisfail, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S  146˚06.7714E GPS coordinates:17˚41.6360S  146˚06.7714E
  Date of photo:11 May 2008 Date of photo:11 May 2008
  Field No.:U798 Field No.:U798
     
  Dianella caerulea var. vannata Dianella caerulea var. vannata
 
  Description:Flower Description:Flowers
  Location:Redden Island, Machans Beach, North Queensland Location:Redden Island, Machans Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚51.6710S  145˚45.3240E GPS coordinates:16˚51.6710S  145˚45.3240E
  Date of photo:1 April 2018 Date of photo:1 April 2018
  Field No.:6435 Field No.:6435
     
  Dianella caerulea var. vannata Dianella caerulea var. vannata
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Redden Island, Machans Beach, North Queensland Location:Redden Island, Machans Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚51.6710S  145˚45.3240E GPS coordinates:16˚51.6710S  145˚45.3240E
  Date of photo:1 April 2018 Date of photo:1 April 2018
  Field No.:6435 Field No.:6435
     
  Dianella caerulea var. vannata Dianella caerulea var. vannata
 
  Description:Plant Description:Plant in habitat behind mangroves
  Location:Redden Island, Machans Beach, North Queensland Location:Redden Island, Machans Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚51.6710S  145˚45.3240E GPS coordinates:16˚51.6710S  145˚45.3240E
  Date of photo:1 April 2018 Date of photo:1 April 2018
  Field No.:6435 Field No.:6435
     
     

References (accessed 23 April 2018):

Henderson, R.J.F. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1987), Dianella. Flora of Australia 45:213-214

Williams, K.A.W. (1980), Native Plants of Queensland, 1:90

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Dianella~caerulea


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