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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Asparagaceae
Subfamilia: Lomandroideae
Genus: Lomandra
Species: L. banksii – L. bracteata – L. brevis – L. brittanii – L. caespitosa – L. collina – L. confertifolia – L. cylindrica – L. densiflora – L. drummondii – L. effusa – L. elongata – L. fibrata – L. filiformis – L. fluviatilis – L. glauca – L. gracilis – L. hastilis – L. hermaphrodita – L. hystrix – L. insularis – L. integra – L. juncea – L. laxa – L. leucocephala – L. longifolia – L. maritima – L. micrantha – L. montana – L. mucronata – L. multiflora – L. nana – L. nigricans – L. nutans – L. obliqua – L. odora – L. ordii – L. patens – L. pauciflora – L. preissii – L. purpurea – L. rigida – L. rupestris – L. sericea – L. sonderi – L. sororia – L. spartea – L. spicata – L. suaveolens – L. teres – L. tropica – L. whicherensis

Lomandra Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 92 (1805)

Type species: non designatus


Xerotes R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl.: 252 (1810), nom. illeg.


Labillardière, J.J.H. de (1805) Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen 1: 92. BHL
Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Lomandra in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2015 Sept. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Lomandra. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 22 2015. 2015. Lomandra. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Sept. 2015.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Lomandra in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Lomandra, commonly known as mat rushes,[2] is a genus of perennial, herbaceous monocots in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Lomandroideae.[3] There are 51 species, all of which are native to Australia; two of them also extend into New Guinea and New Caledonia.

They are generally tufted dioecious perennials with long narrow blade-like leaves that arise from a central stemless base and have thick woody rhizomes and fibrous roots.[2]

Now in the Asparagaceae, this genus was formerly assigned to the family Dasypogonaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae, or Liliaceae.

According to the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, there are 51 species recognised as of August 2011:[1]

Lomandra banksii (R.Br.) Ewart
Lomandra bracteata A.T.Lee
Lomandra brevis A.T.Lee
Lomandra brittanii T.S.Choo
Lomandra caespitosa (Benth.) Ewart
Lomandra collina (R.Br.) Ewart
Lomandra confertifolia (F.M.Bailey) Fahn
Lomandra cylindrica A.T.Lee
Lomandra densiflora J.M.Black
Lomandra drummondii (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Ewart
Lomandra effusa (Lindl.) Ewart
Lomandra elongata (Benth.) Ewart
Lomandra fibrata J.M.Black
Lomandra filiformis (Thunb.) Britten in J.Banks
Lomandra fluviatilis (R.Br.) A.T.Lee
Lomandra glauca (R.Br.) Ewart
Lomandra gracilis (R.Br.) A.T.Lee
Lomandra hastilis (R.Br.) Ewart
Lomandra hermaphrodita (C.R.P.Andrews) C.A.Gardner
Lomandra hystrix (R.Br.) L.R.Fraser & Vickery
Lomandra insularis Schltr.
Lomandra integra T.D.Macfarl.
Lomandra juncea (F.Muell.) Ewart
Lomandra laxa (R.Br.) A.T.Lee
Lomandra leucocephala (R.Br.) Ewart
Lomandra longifolia Labill.

Lomandra maritima T.S.Choo
Lomandra micrantha (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra montana (R.Br.) L.R.Fraser & Vickery
Lomandra mucronata (R.Br.) A.T.Lee
Lomandra multiflora (R.Br.) Britten in J.Banks
Lomandra nana (A.T.Lee) A.T.Lee
Lomandra nigricans T.D.Macfarl.
Lomandra nutans T.D.Macfarl.
Lomandra obliqua (Thunb.) J.F.Macbr.
Lomandra odora (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra ordii (F.Muell.) Ewart
Lomandra patens A.T.Lee
Lomandra pauciflora (R.Br.) Ewart
Lomandra preissii (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra purpurea (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra rigida Labill.
Lomandra rupestris (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra sericea (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra sonderi (F.Muell.) Ewart
Lomandra sororia (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Ewart
Lomandra spartea (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra spicata A.T.Lee
Lomandra suaveolens (Endl.) Ewart
Lomandra teres T.D.Macfarl.
Lomandra tropica A.T.Lee


WCSP (2011), World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 20 August 2011, search for "Lomandra"
"The Matt Rushes at San Marcos Growers". Retrieved 21 December 2016.

Chase, M.W.; Reveal, J.L. & Fay, M.F. (2009), "A subfamilial classification for the expanded asparagalean families Amaryllidaceae, Asparagaceae and Xanthorrhoeaceae", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 132–136, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00999.x

Lomandra. FloraBase, the Western Australia Flora. Retrieved 23 February 2007.
Genus Lomandra. Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 23 February 2007.

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