Lomandra juncea (F.Muell.) Ewart

Desert Mat-rush

Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 28: 220 (1916) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tussocks robust. Leaves terete, 20–50 cm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., light green; basal sheath absent; apex pungent. Male and female inflorescences similar, unbranched, usually composed of 1 or 2 (female inflorescence), or 3–7 (male inflorescence) interrupted spike-like spherical clusters, usually from one-tenth to one-quarter as long as the leaves; non-flowering axis exposed for 1.5–5.5 cm; flower-bearing axis up to 6 cm long. Male and female flowers similar, 3.5–4.5 mm long; pedicels usually embedded among hairs of modified bracts, c. 1 mm long. Perianth c. 5 mm long, outer perianth white, inner perianth yellowish. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Scattered in sandy heath-land communities associated with occasional mallee eucalypts.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-14
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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 juncea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra juncea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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South Australia