Dianella caerulea (blue flax-lily/blueberry lily) -Tube stock

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Dianella caerulea ‘Cassa Blue’ Native Flax.
The berries are also very attractive to birds

10 in stock

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Description

Stem
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1 m tall.

Leaves
Leaf blades about 30-37 x 1-1.5 cm, ‘petioles’ about 7-8 cm long. Leaf blade narrowed into a petiole-like structure and then expanded into a sheathing leaf base. Underside of the midrib and at least part of the margin minutely serrate. ‘Petioles’ compressed and flattened. Veins longitudinal, parallel, raised on the abaxial (lower) surface, discrete but almost touching one another.

Flowers
Inflorescence about 35 cm long, primary peduncle about 60 cm long. Tepals about 5-6 mm long. Anthers yellow, about 3-4 mm long. Filaments transversely wrinkled, swollen and yellow-orange in colour close to their points of attachment to the anthers. Pollen white. Ovary dark green, style and stigma white.

Fruit
Fruits globose, about 8-14 x 8-15 mm. Seeds ovoid, about 3-4 x 2 mm. Embryo about 2-3 mm long.

Seedlings
‘Cotyledonary petiole’ about 5-7 mm long, attached to the seed and seedling. First pair of leaves difficult to distinguish from cataphylls, filiform, longitudinally veined, base clasping the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves arranged in a fan, leaf base clasping the stem. Margin and the midrib on the underside of the leaf blade finely toothed. Venation fine and longitudinal. Seed germination time 119 to 134 days.

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