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Dianella tasmanica

Tasman Flax Lily at Paddys River, ACT

Dianella tasmanica at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014
Dianella tasmanica at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014
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Identification history

Dianella tasmanica 5 Nov 2014 MichaelMulvaney
Dianella tasmanica 4 Nov 2014 galah681
Dianella sp. aff. longifolia (Benambra) 18 Oct 2014 galah681
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta 5 Oct 2014 AaronClausen
Unidentified 4 Oct 2014 galah681

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6 comments

galah681 wrote:
   5 Oct 2014
There were a lot of dianella revoluta in the area, but their flower stems are much thinner and just a straight stem. The seed head does not seem right for D. revoluta either as it is usually an open branching spray of berries. I was not totally sure if this was a flower head in bud or a seed head, but probably the latter.
   6 Oct 2014
No species of Dianella has big bracts along the stems like your photo. I suspect it is Stypandra glauca in bud, which does. Have another look in a week or two.
galah681 wrote:
   6 Oct 2014
I will recheck in a couple of weeks, but I think the leaves are are thicker and fleshier than those of stypandra. I was wondering if it could be a dianella longifolia as I founda picture of this species with a thick stem and bracts similar to the ones in the photo.
galah681 wrote:
   19 Oct 2014
The flower head now looks much more like a dianella, but it is still not properly in flower. The leaves are much longer and thicker than a D. revoluta.
   19 Oct 2014
Stypandra gluaca Nodding blue lily seems to be the most likely
galah681 wrote:
   5 Nov 2014
This is the same plant that has been confirmed as Dianella tasmanica in later sightings

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Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston Anepischetosia maccoyi (MacCoy's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston Epicoma melanospila (Black Spot Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022 by JohnBundock Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2022 by TimL Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by GG Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by SandraH Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Amenia sp. (genus) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae (A Gall Midge) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Sep 2016 by SkyFire747 Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 by galah681 Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 by galah681 Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by galah681 Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 May 2015 by galah681 Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 May 2015 by galah681 Lagenophora stipitata (Common Lagenophora) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681 Senecio sp. (A Fireweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681 Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681 Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint, Slender mint) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681 Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Veronica calycina (Hairy Speedwell) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Lagenophora stipitata (Common Lagenophora) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681 Viola hederacea (Ivy-leaved Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Clematis aristata (Mountain Clematis) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681 Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Oct 2014 by galah681 Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014 by galah681
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston
zz agaric (stem; gills not white/cream) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Anepischetosia maccoyi (MacCoy's Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 May 2022 by trevorpreston
Epicoma melanospila (Black Spot Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Mar 2022 by JohnBundock
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock
Arkys walckenaeri (Triangle spider) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Feb 2022 by TimL
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 13 Feb 2022 by GG
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Hovea heterophylla (Common Hovea) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 Oct 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Jan 2021 by SandraH
Elateridae sp. (family) (Unidentified click beetle) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Epicoma contristis (Yellow-spotted Epicoma Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Amenia sp. (genus) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Cabasa pulchella (Robber fly) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Jan 2021 by HelenCross
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 23 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Nov 2020 by JohnBundock
Paralucia aurifer (Bright Copper) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Orgyia anartoides (Painted Apple Moth) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Lampropholis guichenoti (Common Garden Skink) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Eusynthemis guttata (Southern Tigertail) at Paddys River, ACT - 24 Jan 2018 by SWishart
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2018 by JohnBundock
Austroacacidiplosis botrycephalae (A Gall Midge) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Sep 2016 by SkyFire747
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 by galah681
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Paddys River, ACT - 6 Nov 2015 by galah681
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Paddys River, ACT - 5 Sep 2015 by galah681
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 May 2015 by galah681
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Paddys River, ACT - 2 May 2015 by galah681
Lagenophora stipitata (Common Lagenophora) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Senecio sp. (A Fireweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Hypochaeris radicata (Cat's Ear, Flatweed) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Mentha diemenica (Wild Mint, Slender mint) at Paddys River, ACT - 14 Jan 2015 by galah681
Hibbertia obtusifolia (Grey Guinea-flower) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Veronica calycina (Hairy Speedwell) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Lagenophora stipitata (Common Lagenophora) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Cassinia longifolia (Shiny Cassinia, Cauliflower Bush) at Paddys River, ACT - 15 Nov 2014 by galah681
Viola hederacea (Ivy-leaved Violet) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Stellaria pungens (Prickly Starwort) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Clematis aristata (Mountain Clematis) at Paddys River, ACT - 1 Nov 2014 by galah681
Dianella tasmanica (Tasman Flax Lily) at Paddys River, ACT - 17 Oct 2014 by galah681
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Oct 2014 by galah681

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Oct 2014 10:36 AM Recorded on
  • galah681 Recorded by
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