Common name: Small-flowered Mat-rush
Lomandra micrantha subsp. tuberculata J.Everett APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial herb.
Leaves flexuous, or stiff and erect, plano-convex or flat and inrolled or folded, 20–50 cm long, 0.8–2.5 mm wide (flat and up to 5 mm wide in montane areas), apex broad-acute or obtuse; sheath margins usually intact, occasionally slightly lacerated, purplish brown to black margins.
Inflorescence a third to half as long as leaves, the scape hidden or, in the more easterly populations, half to three-quarters as long as leaves (in male sometimes as long as leaves) and the scape exposed, male 10–43 cm long, female 7–18 cm long; axis strongly tuberculate. Bracts broad-acuminate, 1–3 mm long. Flowers pedicellate, greenish yellow to dark red, usually with pale margins; males 1.5–3 mm long, females 3–5.5 mm long. Tepals similar, spreading or reflexed at anthesis.
Flowering: autumn–winter (spring in montane areas).
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soils, in coastal and tableland areas of NSW., in Vic. mainly in the Highlands and Grampians and in S.A. mainly in the southeast.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
|The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.|
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