Lomandra obliqua (Thunb.) J.F.Macbr. APNI*
Synonyms: Xerotes flexifolia R.Br. 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.
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
Text by A. L. Quirico
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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