Lomandra oreophila B.J.Conn & Quirico

Muelleria 8: 129 (1994) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Tussocks usually slender, occasionally clump-forming. Leaves stiff and erect, 25–50 cm long, (2.5–)3.3–4(–5.5) mm wide, glabrous, flat with margin usually ± incurved, or slightly concavo-convex in cross-section, not twisted; margins thickened, smooth to minutely scabrous; basal sheath with margin intact or occasionally slightly torn, 4–6 cm long; apex rounded or with two lateral teeth. Inflorescences usually much-branched, c. one- to two-thirds as long as leaves, with non-flowering axis hidden or exposed; axes conspicuously covered with tubercles to c. 0.1 mm long. Male inflorescences 14–30 cm long; female inflorescences similar to male but 7–21 cm long. Male flowers with tepals 1.9–2.6 mm long; female flowers with tepals 3–4.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, c. 3 mm diam., pale brown. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

EGU, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Apparently endemic to Victoria. Almost at the NSW border on Mt Tingaringy. Scattered, but locally rather common in subalpine Eucalyptus pauciflora 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.
Distribution map
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 oreophila in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra oreophila in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Northern Territory
New South Wales