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Lomandra briggsiana R.L.Barrett & T.C.Wilson
Family Asparagaceae
Lomandra briggsiana R.L.Barrett & T.C.Wilson APNI*

Synonyms: Lomandra sp. Oxley Wild Rivers (T.M. Collins 924) APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial herb, slender to robust.

Leaves terete, 15–45 cm long, usually 1–1.5 mm wide, finely ribbed, green or greyish green; apex entire; sheath margins entire or with little laceration, white, purplish or brown.

Male inflorescence 1- or 2-branched; scape shorter than the rachis, not flattened; flower clusters whorled. Female inflorescence similar, unbranched. Male flowers on pedicels usually 1–4 mm long, always distinctly exceeding bracts at anthesis. Female flowers larger, sessile.

Not known.

L. Elkan

Flowering: (May–)Sept-November

Distribution and occurrence: Known from scattered collections between the Capertee Valley, Dunedoo, Tamworth and Barrington Tops.

Grows chiefly in woodland and forest, on a variety of soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NT, CT
AVH map***

Similar to the concurrently described species Lomandra beaniana which is found to the north of L. briggsiana, extending into southern Queensland. The two species are closely related but appear to differ in the form of the male inflorescence, which has long branchlets in L. beaniana.

Text by R.L.Barrett & T.C. Wilson, Aug. 2023
Taxon concept: Barrett & Wilson, Telopea 26: 133–143 (2023).

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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