Lomandra confertifolia subsp. rubiginosa A.T.Lee APNI*
Description: Stem short or elongated, slender (old part of stem up to 4 mm diam.); leaves up to 20 cm long. Leaves concavo-convex or channelled, 15–50 cm long, 0.3–1.5 mm wide; sheath margins lacerated, dark brown or reddish brown. Stems elongated, usually somewhat decumbent, rather stout. Male inflorescence 0.2–0.5 times as long as leaves, unbranched or with a few short branches; branches alternate; scape exposed for 1–12 cm; flowers in whorled clusters or 1–few-flowered alternate clusters. Female inflorescence poorly known, unbranched; scape short, exposed. Cluster bracts 0.5–4 cm long, shorter to longer than flower; bract and inner bract brown.
Flowering: Flowers autumn–spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows usually in dry sclerophyll forest; from Newcastle district to Vic. border.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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