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Lomandra obliqua (Thunb.) J.F.Macbr.
Family Lomandraceae
Lomandra obliqua (Thunb.) J.F.Macbr. APNI*

Description: Decumbent to scrambling perennial herb; stems extensive, branched.

Leaves nearly flat, spreading or recurved, commonly twisted, 2–4 cm long, (rarely to 15 c. in NC specimens) 1–2 mm wide, green or glaucous, apex long-acute, almost pungent; sheath margins auriculate at top at least when young, intact, white.

Male inflorescence; scape short or hidden among leaf bases; rachis c. 2–10 cm long, shorter to longer than leaves, usually with a few branches. Female inflorescence globose, c. 5–8 mm diam.; scape absent or up to c. 3 cm long. Cluster bracts thin, pale golden brown, obscured by flowers. Flowers yellow, flushed with purple. Male perianth c. 2 mm long; tube 1 mm long or slightly less. Female perianth c. 3 mm long.


Illustration
C. Payne

Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo L.L. Lee

Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt woodland and forest on often shallow sandy soils, or on rocky slopes; widespread on coast and tableland, north from Jervis Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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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