Lomandra bracteata A.T.Lee APNI*
Description: Perennial tussock, narrow, c. 20 cm diam.
Leaves almost flat to slightly concave or rolled, c. 10–30 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, glabrous or margins slightly scaberulous; apex irregularly and minutely 3-pointed, sheath margins lacerated only in age, conspicuous, white.
Male and female inflorescences almost identical, branched, 1–3 cm long scape hidden by leaf bases; flowers separate but congested. Bracts conspicuous, usually attenuate, enclosing pedicel and often the flower; inner bract smaller. Flowers yellow, not usually blackening when dried. Male and female flowers similar, globose, c. 2 mm long; outer tepals broad-elliptic to ± circular, shorter and more membranous than the thick inner tepals; male flowers with pedicel 1–5 mm long; female flowers with pedicel to 1 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland, sometimes rocky areas, railway reserves and cultivated areas, on heavy soils.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Male flowers as in L. cylindrica but subsessile or with pedicel up to 5 mm long; females with pedicel up to 1 mm long.
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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