Perennial herb, erect stems from a short rhizome. Leaves lanceolate to ovatelanceolate, 10-20 cm. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate; Sept.-May. Sepals white. Petals white or rarely blue. Stamens 3, sterile stamens 3. Fruit ovoid, blue.
A plant of rainforest floors and margins, often along creeks, sometimes grown in moist shady gardens.
Source: (2005). Commelinaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.