Lomandra micrantha (Endl.) Ewart

Small-flowered Matrush

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

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tussocks small. Leaves flat, plano-convex to terete, 20–70 cm long, up to 5 mm wide, glaucous, red-brown basally; basal sheath gradually tapering distally, usually torn, dark to light brown; apex broadly acute to obtuse. Male and female inflorescences dissimilar, up to 0.3–0.75 times as long as the leaves; axes smooth, slightly scabrid or conspicuously covered with wart-like projections; non-flowering axis hidden or exposed for 0.5–2.5 cm. Male inflorescences branched, 6–27 cm long, c. one- to three-quarters as long as the leaves; flower-bearing axis 3–15 cm long; flowers separate or in pairs. Female inflorescences branched or unbranched, 3–18 cm long; flower-bearing axis 3–5 cm long; flowers separate. Bracts 1–3 mm long, pale brown to translucent. Flowers pedicellate, greenish-yellow to dark red; perianth segments similar, spreading or reflexed at anthesis; male flowers separate or in pairs, 1.5–3 mm long; female flowers separate, 3–5.5 mm long.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuM, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim.

This species is widespread in southern mainland Australia, with 2 of the 3 recognized subspecies occurring in Victoria.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lomandra micrantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra micrantha 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
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
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory