Lomandra nana (A.T.Lee) A.T.Lee

Fl. Australia 46: 223 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tussocks slender to robust. Leaves usually flat, erect or often curved to one side, c. 5–17 cm long, 0.8–1.5 mm wide, blue-green or slightly glaucous; basal sheath gradually tapering distally, remaining entire or becoming coarsely torn, whitish; apex obtuse or truncate, occasionally shortly acute or with a minute central point. Male inflorescence simple (rarely weakly branched), usually c. one-third to one-half as long as leaves; non-flowering axis shortly exposed above leaf-bases; female inflorescence a single globular cluster to c. 7 mm diam., subsessile. Bracts at the base of each cluster of flowers obscured by flowers, pale golden-brown. Flowers with outer and inner perianth yellow. Male flowers c 2 mm long; female flowers c. 3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Occasional in grassland, woodland and heaths in sandy or clayey soils, sometimes amongst rocks.

Predominantly a species of the south-west, with outliers in the Dimboola and Maryborough-St Arnaud areas to the north and Heyfield and Yarram in the east.

See also notes under Lomandra glauca.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Xanthorrhoeaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-02-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Lomandra
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lomandra nana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra nana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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South Australia
New South Wales