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Cordyline at Point Hut Pond

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Cordyline Sp. at Point Hut Pond - 18 Nov 2015
Cordyline Sp. at Point Hut Pond - 18 Nov 2015
Cordyline Sp. at Point Hut Pond - 18 Nov 2015
Cordyline Sp. at Point Hut Pond - 18 Nov 2015

Identification history

Other Shrub Cordyline Sp. 28 Dec 2015 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 24 Dec 2015 michaelb

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Author's notes

Several plants are growing near the water's edge at Point Hut Pond. The others are some distance away from this one back near the footbridge.

9 comments

wrote:
   24 Dec 2015
Probably a Yucca or one of the related species Dasylirion, Furcraea, Hesperaloe, Hesperoyucca, or Nolina. The Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca
It will need someone with access to a North American Flora to ID it properly.
wrote:
   24 Dec 2015
Michael I'm pretty sure that this is Spanish Bayonet as it is a common planting in ACT gardens. I have also ID Yucca filamentosa as a naturalised plant in Canberra, but it has white hair like curly filaments on the leaf.
wrote:
   24 Dec 2015
This looks more like a Cordyline. For Yucca aloifolia see sighting http://canberranaturemap.org/Community/Sightings/Details/34310 on Isaacs Ridge. I think the plants at the top end of Long Gully Road have now been removed but there is one in the new offset and possibly others part way down the hill.
wrote:
   24 Dec 2015
Thanks Betty, Michael and Mike. I've had a bit of a Google. It certainly looks more like a Cordyline, but hard to determine which species..
wrote:
   25 Dec 2015
I have had a look at the Plantnet key to families. It keys to Asteliaceae (the new family for Cordyline) if the perianth segments ('petals') are less than 2 cm long and the leaves are not succulent or spinescent, and not Asteliaceae if not. Then only two leads later to Agavaceae (the family for Yucca) if the perianth segments are more than 2cm long and the leaves succulent or spinescent. Could you advise, Michael B?
wrote:
   26 Dec 2015
The petals are less than 2 cm long. The tips of the leaves are pointy, but soft, not sharp to to the touch. Also the leaves are sort of leathery and not succulent.
wrote:
   27 Dec 2015
I have added a sighting to show the fruit. See sighting 1974331
wrote:
   28 Dec 2015
The fruits indicate that Mike is right and that it is a cordyline species
RWPurdie wrote:
   30 Nov 2018
I located this plant today to collect a herbarium specimen; the three stems were all dead; it may shoot back from the base. I didn't see any plants near the footbridge.

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Nearby Sightings

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Paropsisterna octosignata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Point Hut Pond - 27 Mar 2016 by michaelb Cordyline Sp. (Cordyline) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb Melaleuca decussata (Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb Belenois java (Caper White) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 by michaelb Melaleuca decussata (Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015 by michaelb Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 11 Apr 2015 by michaelb Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 by michaelb
Paropsisterna octosignata (Eucalyptus leaf beetle) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb
Nephila edulis (Golden orb weaver) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Point Hut Pond - 18 Mar 2017 by michaelb
Porphyrio melanotus (Australasian Swamphen) at Point Hut Pond - 27 Mar 2016 by michaelb
Cordyline Sp. (Cordyline) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Melaleuca decussata (Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles) at Point Hut Pond - 26 Dec 2015 by michaelb
Belenois java (Caper White) at Point Hut Pond - 17 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Melaleuca decussata (Cross-leaf Honey-myrtle or Totem Poles) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Dactylis glomerata (Cocksfoot) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush) at Point Hut Pond - 4 Nov 2015 by michaelb
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Point Hut Pond - 28 Oct 2015 by michaelb
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet) at Point Hut Pond - 10 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Acacia boormanii (Snowy River Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Point Hut Pond - 7 Sep 2015 by michaelb
Schoenoplectus pungens (Common Three-Square) at Point Hut Pond - 11 Apr 2015 by michaelb
Schoenoplectus validus (River Club-rush) at Point Hut Pond - 9 Apr 2015 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Minor Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 3 Abundance
  • True In flower
  • 17 Nov 2015 Recorded on
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