Lomandra filiformis

Common Name:

Wattle Mat-rush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, ?Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPRSTVWZ) also Qld, NSW
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Lowland forests and heaths 1

Flower Description:

Male and female flowers look different. Flowers are cream coloured to yellow 2


Tufted perennial to 50 cm 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Male and female flowers are born on separate flowering axes. Male axes are branched whereas females axes are less branched or not branched 2
There are no spiny bracts amongst flowers 3
There are three subspecies with only two occurring in Victoria. Both of these (subsp. filiformis and subsp. coriacea) are found at the Prom 2


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Flora of Australia NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
3 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.