Common name: Woolly Mat-rush, Irongrass
Lomandra leucocephala subsp. leucocephala (R.Br.) Ewart APNI*
Description: Plant slender, often <40 cm high.
Leaves usually 1–2 mm wide. Leaf sheath margins long-decurrent, white, readily lacerating into abundant loose, silky or woolly, fragments; male inflorescence usually with 1 or 2 segments (north-eastern part of range).
Male inflorescence usually with 1, 2 or 3 segments; female inflorescence usually not segmented, globose; scape minutely hirsute.
Flowering: Flowers mainly from July–Sep.
Distribution and occurrence: Occurs chiefly on the Western Slopes of the Great Dividing range in N.S.W.; also Qld..
Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on rocky slopes and sandy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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