Lomandra hystrix

Lomandra hystrix, commonly known as green mat-rush,[2] or creek mat-rush,[3] is a perennial, rhizomatous herb found throughout eastern Australia.

Lomandra hystrix
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Lomandroideae
Genus: Lomandra
Species:
L. hystrix
Binomial name
Lomandra hystrix
Labill.[1]
Synonyms[1]

Xerotes hystrix (Labill.) R.Br.

HistoryEdit

Lilian Ross Fraser and Joyce Winifred Vickery co-discovered Lomandra hystrix, which they published in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 62: 286 1937.[4]

DescriptionEdit

The leaves are 80 cm to 100 cm long, and generally have a leaf of about 10 mm to 20 mm wide.[3] It grows beside watercourses in upland and mountain rain forest.[3]

The plant is often used for revegetation and erosion control.[2] The starchy, fleshy bases of the leaves are edible, tasting of raw peas. Even when the roots are exposed it will cling tenaciously in poor soils.[2]

This species is closely related to L. longifolia; the inner bract and flowers are similar, but it differs in leaf apex, lack of conspicuous marginal sclerenchyma bands on leaves, and in inflorescence branching.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lomandra hystrix", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2015-01-24
  2. ^ a b c "Lomandra hystrix (LOMANDRACEAE) Green matrush". Retrieved 2015-01-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Lomandra hystrix". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants Edition 6. Retrieved 2015-01-27.
  4. ^ "Lomatia arborescens L.R.Fraser & Vickery". ipni.org. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Lomandra hystrix (R.Br.) L.R.Fraser & Vickery". Plantnet. Retrieved 2015-01-27.