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Dianella caerulea Fruit [Blue Berry Lily]

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#1 DaveO

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 02:55

Oldfield, D. 2020. Dianella caerulea Sims (Xanthorrhoeaceae) Blue Berry Lily. Fruit photographed in visible and ultraviolet light.
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Maldon, Victoria, Australia
20 February 2020
Australian Native Wildflower as Garden Specimen

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Dianella caerulea is widely distributed in Australia where it is often common in coastal areas, heathlands and sand dunes. It is extremely variable throughout its range with a study revealing 10 different genetic forms in north-eastern Queensland. These images show the blue berries of its common name.

Visible Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Metz 15 MS-1 flash, 1/200 s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV/IR Cut Filter.
Attached Image: Dianella_caerulea_Vis.jpg
Image Reference: DO66561

Ultraviolet Light: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens, Nissin Di866 Mark II flash, 1/200s @ f/16 ISO 200, Baader UV-Pass Filter.
Attached Image: Dianella_caerulea_UV.jpg
Image Reference: DO66564

Ultraviolet Induced Visible Fluorescence: Nikon D750 Full Spectrum Modification, Nikon Rayfact PF10545 MF-UV 105 mm f/4.5 lens with Baader UV/IR Cut Filter, Nichia NCSU033A UV-LED with Baader UV-Pass Filter, 10.0 s @ f/16 ISO 1250.
Attached Image: Dianella_caerulea_UVIVFL.jpg
Image Reference: DO66567

References:
Elliott, W.R. and Jones, D.L. Encyclopaedia of Australian Plants suitable for cultivation, Lothian 1984, Volume 3, p. 259.

Published 20 February 2020

Edited by DaveO, 22 February 2020 - 03:47.


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 03:08

Nice Dave
So only one is ripe ?

#3 Andy Perrin

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:06

Interesting plant. Very pretty across the board.

#4 DaveO

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:09

Thanks Col,
Yes, only the large fruit has ripened.
Dave