Lomandra collina (R.Br.) Ewart

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

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tussocks dense or open. Leaves flat or transversely narrow-elliptic in cross-section to subterete, (7–)15–40 cm long, c. 1–1.5 mm wide, often waxy-glaucous; basal sheath gradually tapering distally, soon shredding into very fine, cottony fibres, whitish; apex long-rounded to acuminate. Male inflorescence usually well branched, usually c. one-quarter to half as long as leaves; non-flowering axis usually exposed (by up to c. 5 cm). Female inflorescence a single globular cluster, 0.5–1.2 cm diam., non-flowering axis exposed for 1–3 cm. Bracts at the base of each cluster of flowers obscured by flowers, initially whitish, becoming pale golden-brown. Flowers with outer and inner perianth yellow. Male flowers c. 2 mm long; female flowers c. 3 mm long. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.

DunT, Glep, Gold, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Usually associated with mallee communities on sandy dunes of the north-west. An old collection purportedly from the Nelson area in the far south-west appears to be referable to this species.

See 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, 2019-04-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asparagaceae
genus Lomandra
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lomandra collina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra collina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Goldfields present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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New South Wales