Common name: wattle mat-rush
Lomandra filiformis subsp. filiformis (Thunb.) Britten APNI*
Description: Leaves folded to much inrolled or rarely flat, flexible or rigid, the apex minutely 1–3-pointed. Male inflorescence unbranched to well-branched, usually slightly less than half as long as leaves; axes smooth or slightly papillose especially apically; scape often similar to rachis in length; bracts all small; female inflorescence similar to associated male but slightly smaller. Leaves very fine, channelled, folded, inrolled or rarely flat, usually flexible, <10 cm or >30 cm long, 0.5–3 mm wide, occasionally to 5 mm, smooth or rarely scaberulous, especially on margins; apex minutely 1–3-pointed. Male inflorescence sometimes only 2–5 cm long; scape similar to rachis in length, usually whitish. Female inflorescence similar but slightly smaller. Bracts all small. Intergrading erratically with susp. flavior to the west, and with subsp. coriacea to the south.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils; west to Pilliga S.F.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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