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Family: Asparagaceae
Lomandra multiflora

Citation: Britten in Banks & Sol., Ill. Aust. Pl. Cook's Voy. 3:95 (1905). Common_name: Manyflower mat-rush.

Synonymy: Xerotes multiflora R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 262 (1810); X. brownil F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 8:206 (1874), nom. illegit.

Common name: None

Leaves rigid, 30-60 cm long, 2-4 mm broad.

Flowers in clusters along the erect spreading branches of a rigid panicle 12-30 cm long, the males on pedicels 2-4 mm long, with small obovate white bracts and bracteoles at the base; male perianth 3-4 mm long, the obtuse equal segments united only near the base, the inner ones thicker and yellowish; female flowers sessile.

Capsule globular-trigonous, finally black, c. 6 mm diam., transversely wrinkled.

Distribution:  Occurs in all mainland States except ?S.Aust. All Black's specimens were reidentitled by Lee as a pedicellate form of L. dura.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Lee (1966) suggested that there "was a lack of complete discontinuity between L. dura and L. multiflora in Victoria and South Australia". The presence of L. multiflora in S.Aust., requires further investigation, and no specimen identified as L. multiflora from S.Aust. has been seen. However, Lee did consider that L. multiflora occurs in S.Aust.

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