Lomandra cylindrica A.T.Lee

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 3: 153 (1962) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Tussock small and open, few leaved. Leaves terete, occasionally semiterete, 25–35 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, green; basal sheath gradually tapering, scarcely torn, reddish or purplish; apex acute. Male inflorescences unbranched, occasionally few-branched, c. one third to half as long as leaves, or rarely one-quarter or nearly as long as leaves; axes smooth; female flowers similar but shorter and rarely branched; axes sometimes papillose. Bracts ovate, 1–2 mm long, inner bract sometimes absent. Flowers with perianth yellow; male flowers globose, c. 2 mm long, outer perianth segments shorter and more membranous than the thick inner ones; female flowers subsessile, more tubular than the male flowers, c. 3 mm long.

EGL. Restricted in Victoria to Genoa Peak, East Gippsland. Widespread on the coast of New South Wales from Sydney to Moruya in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil.

Previously, this single collection from Victoria was thought to be a misidentification of an unusual form of L. filiformis (Conn 1994), owing to the semiterete leaves of the specimen. Lomandra filiformis is quite variable and relatively widespread throughout Victoria. It is principally distinguished from L. cylindrica by its leaves that are channelled, folded or inrolled, but not terete.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-10-14
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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 cylindrica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lomandra cylindrica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory