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Lomandra multiflora (R.Br.) Britten
Family Lomandraceae
Common name: Many-flowered Mat-rush

Lomandra multiflora (R.Br.) Britten APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial herb, slender to robust.

Leaves flat or slightly concavo-convex, occasionally plano-convex, rarely terete, 25–90 cm long, usually 1.5–3 mm wide, smooth or lower surface scabrid, green, greyish green or rarely glaucous; apex entire; sheath margins entire or with little laceration, white, purplish or brown.

Male inflorescence 1- or 2-branched or rarely unbranched; scape shorter than the rachis, not flattened; flower clusters whorled. Female inflorescence similar, unbranched. Male flowers on pedicels usually 3–8 mm long, always distinctly exceeding bracts at anthesis. Female flowers larger, sessile.

Photo L. von Richter

Flowering: June–January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows chiefly in woodland and forest, on a variety of soils; widespread, west to the Berrigan region.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. ?S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by A. L. Quirico (1993)
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. multiflora

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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