A small grass-like plant with stiff grey-green leaves from 250 Р850 mm high found in Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Also in Papua New Guinea. Creamy, yellow flowers occur in clusters around the base of the leaves during spring and summer.

PHOTO: Dick Harding, Enoggera Reserve, St John’s Wood

Flowers

Lomandra from Greek loma, edge or margin and andros, male, a reference to the cicular margin of the anthers (male parts) in L. longifolia which was the first species named. Multiflora from Latin multi, many and flora a flower, referring to the flowering habit of the plant.

References

The Atlas of Living Australia

Overview with distribution map, accepted name with synonyms, classification, records, literature. The ALA also includes images and genetic sequences where possible.

Photo: Robert Whyte