Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Dianella caerulea var. assera R.J.F.Hend.
Henderson, R.J.F. in George, A.S. (1987) Flora of Australia 45: 477 (212, fig 65, map 232). Type: cultivated Coopers Plains, Brisbane (as transplants from State Forest 67 Builyan, NE of Monto), Qld, 31 Oct. 1982, R.J.F.Henderson 2684; holo: BRI.
Lily, Blue flax; Blue flax lily
Solitary tufted plants up to 1.8 m tall. Stems elongating, with scales for most of their lenth, touching or up to 30 cm apart, arching or ascending; extravaginal branching rapidly developing.
Inflorescence from narrowly conical to narrowly cylindrical in outline, continuous or interrupted; cymules open or contracted, few -flowered. Perianth pale blue to mid-blue with green streaking externally, calyx lobes petal-like, 5-7 -nerved, petals 3-5 -nerved; filament swelling yellow, anthers pale yellow-brown.
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