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Lomandra filiformis subsp. flavior A.T.Lee
Family Lomandraceae
Lomandra filiformis subsp. flavior A.T.Lee APNI*

Description: Leaves folded to much inrolled or rarely flat, flexible or rigid, the apex minutely 1–3-pointed; male inflorescence with axes smooth to scabrid. Male inflorescence branched, quarter to a third as long as leaves; axes smooth to scabrid; scape shorter than rachis, sometimes partly hidden by leaf bases; bracts subtending branches of inflorescence large, smaller in size at upper nodes, female inflorescence more condensed than male, as little as one-seventh of leaf-length. Leaves rolled or flat, usually very tough, 30–40 cm long, c. 2 mm wide, smooth to scabrid; apex minutely 1–3-pointed. Male inflorescence c. 3–7 cm long, quarter to a third as long as leaves; axes smooth to scabrid, often yellowish; scape shorter than rachis, sometimes partly hidden by leaf bases. Female inflorescence as little as one-seventh as long as leaves. Bracts subtending branches large, white or whitish, smaller at upper nodes.

Photo L. von Richter

Photo L. von Richter


Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath and open forest on a variety of soils; west to Yetman; specimens from the southern part of the range tend to have scabrid inflorescence axes and leaves similar to subsp. coriacea.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, NWP
AVH map***

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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