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Lomandra confertifolia subsp. pallida A.T.Lee
Family Asparagaceae
Lomandra confertifolia subsp. pallida A.T.Lee APNI*

Description: Stem short, largely concealed by the leaves, or elongated, relatively stout (old part of stem 4.5 mm diam. or more); leaves >20 cm long. Scape shorter than, or about as long as rachis. Bracts whitish; leaf sheath margins usually whitish, occasionally reddish brown. Plant tufted with short stems or stems elongated, erect or decumbent, sometimes branched. Leaves flat, concavo-convex or channelled, sometimes inrolled, 30–70 cm long, 1–2.5 mm wide; sheath margins intact or lacerated, usually whitish, occasionally reddish brown. Male inflorescence mostly about a quarter or occasionally half as long as leaves, usually branched; branches opposite or alternate; scape concealed or exserted, shorter than or equal to rachis; flower clusters whorled. Female inflorescence smaller, unbranched; scape concealed. Cluster bracts much longer than flowers, often fine, whitish; bract and inner bract whitish.

Photo J. & P. Edwards

Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: Flowers late winter to spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky places, usually on sandstone and often at high altitudes, but also near the coast; north from Sydney to central Qld, inland to the Pilliga Scrub.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by A. L. Quirico (1993); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2014)
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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