Lomandra sororia (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Ewart

Small Mat-rush

Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 28: 219 (1916) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tussocks usually slender and small. Leaves flat to terete, rigid, 20–40 cm long, 0.7–2 mm wide, green, usually scabrid on margin and in grooves; basal sheath gradually tapering distally, rarely torn, white or purple-brown; apex acute, initially with 1–3 small points. Male and female inflorescences similar, usually unbranched, occasionally with 1 or 2 short branches, 3.5–6.5 cm long, up to c. one-third as long as the leaves; axes usually smooth; non-flowering axis exposed for 1–2.5 cm; flower-bearing axis 1–5.5 cm long. Bracts brown or pale brown, often with purple dots. Male and female flowers similar, sessile, with purple-dots on outer and inner perianth. Flowers Sep.–Nov., rarely at other times of the year.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Occurs in sandy soils in heathland communities and in Eucalyptus baxteri-, E. goniocalyx- and E. obliqua-dominated woodlands.

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.
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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 sororia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra sororia 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
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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South Australia