Lomandra gracilis (R.Br.) A.T.Lee APNI*
Description: Tussocks sparse.
Leaves channelled to almost semiterete with narrow marginal bands and coarse venation, usually c. 40 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, glabrous; apex acute; sheath margins lacerated, dark purplish brown.
Inflorescence with several irregularly alternate branches (sometimes a few whorled); flowers separate, well-spaced. Male inflorescence often nearly as long as leaves; axes smooth. Female inflorescence smaller; axes sometimes papillose. Bracts ovate, 1–2 mm long; inner bract absent. Male flowers usually 2.5–3 mm long to 4 mm diam; yellow; outer tepals thinner and shorter than the fleshy inner tepals; pedicel 3–5 mm long. Female flowers on pedicel 1–2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Often grows in dry sclerophyll forest in rocky situations on sandy soil; north from Royal N.P.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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