Dianella ensifolia (L.) DC., Liliac. t. 1 1802. (syn: Charlwoodia ensata (Thunb.) Göpp.; Conanthera forsteri Spreng.; Cordyline ensifolia (L.) Planch.; Dianella albiflora Hallier f.; Dianella carinata Hallier f.; Dianella ensata (Thunb.) R.J.F.Hend.; Dianella ensifolia f. albiflora T.S.Liu & S.S.Ying; Dianella ensifolia f. racemulifera (Schlittler) T.S.Liu & S.S.Ying; Dianella ensifolia f. straminea (Yatabe) Kitam.; Dianella flabellata Hallier f.; Dianella forsteri (Spreng.) Endl.; Dianella humilis Lodd. ex Steud.; Dianella ledermannii K.Krause; Dianella mauritiana Blume; Dianella montana Blume; Dianella monticola K.Krause; Dianella nemorosa Lam. [Illegitimate]; Dianella nemorosa f. aspera Schlittler ……; Dianella obscura Kunth; Dianella odorata f. racemulifera Schlittler; Dianella parviflora Zipp. ex Hallier f.; Dianella parviflora Ridl.; Dianella philippensis Perrier; Dianella pullei K.Krause; Dianella robusta Elmer; Dianella sparsiflora Schlittler [Illegitimate]; Dianella sparsiflora var. albiflora (Hallier f.) Schlittler ……; Dianella straminea Yatabe; Dracaena ensata Thunb.; Dracaena ensifolia L.; Dracaena nemorosa (Lam.) Steud.; Eustrephus javanicus D.Dietr.; Walleria paniculata Fritsch);
S. Trop. Africa (Chimanimani Mts.) to Trop. & Subtrop. Asia as per WCSP;
Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; Cambodia; China South-Central; China Southeast; East Himalaya; Florida; Hainan; Jamaica; Japan; Jawa; Laos; Lesser Sunda Is.; Madagascar; Malaya; Maluku; Mauritius; Mozambique; Myanmar; Nansei-shoto; Nepal; New Guinea; Ogasawara-shoto; Philippines; Runion; Seychelles; Solomon Is.; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Taiwan; Thailand; Vietnam; Zimbabwe as per Catalogue of Life;
Differences among different species as per San Marcos Growers (these may not be correct as per efi thread);

Erect perennial herbs, to 1 m high. Leaves to 40 x 2.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, glabrous; sheath open, distichous. Flowers few, in panicled cymes; peduncle angled, smooth; pedicel 5 mm long, jointed; tepals 6, greenish white to blue, 6 x 4 mm, ovate; stamens 6, free, anthers oblong; ovary 3-celled, ovoid; ovules few; style slender. Berry ovoid, 7 mm across, smooth, blue; seeds few, compressed.

Flowering and fruiting: September-November
Grasslands and evergreen forests
Indo-Malesia to Pacific Islands
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

SK1425 09 Sep 2018 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6) – around 400 kb each.
Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 12 August 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Wild

Dianella ensifolia

Dianella ensifolia (L.) DC.


SK 3694 02 March 2023: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Suryavinayak, Bhaktapur, Nepal 
Date: 02 March 2023
Elevation: 1364 m.
Habit : Wild

Dianella ensifolia (L.) Redouté !

Maybe. Not getting sure on checking on the net.

Planning to visit for flowers soon !


MS, Jan., 2024/01 Herb for id: 3 images.
Location : Ailawng, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,300 m
Date : 01-01-2024
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Dianella ensifolia (L.) Redouté

Differences among different species as per San Marcos Growers

Depends. If introduced, it could be and if native no.

You may be right as POWO shows its distribution in the area and … has stated it to be wild.
But keys at San Marcos Growers, say something different, as these species look quite close.





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