Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea A.T.Lee

Wattle Mat-rush

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 3: 152 (1962) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves flat or nearly so, coriaceous or firm, (7–)13–47 cm long, (1.5–)2–5(–8.5) mm wide, usually grey-green; margins usually scaberulous; apex usually entire (points readily eroded). Male inflorescence (3–)5–18 cm long, up to c. one-half as long as the leaves, with all axes scabrid or frequently smooth (particularly when immature); non-flowering axis exposed for (1–)1.5–2 cm; flower-bearing axis (2–)4–14 cm long. Female inflorescence 2–5(–17) cm long, with all axes scabrid (usually less so than for the axes of the male inflorescences). Flowers Sep.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also widespread in south-eastern NSW, occasional in northern NSW, rare in Qld. Occurs in shallow gravelly-clay or sandy soils of rocky or stony areas, often in dry open-forests and woodlands.

Included under this name currently is a form with relatively broad, green, smooth-margined leaves (see images), unlike the majority of other examples of L. filiformis in Victoria. It is currently known from the Anglesea, Grampians and Portland areas and may prove to be taxonomically distinct.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-11-20
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra filiformis subsp. coriacea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans 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
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory