Lomandra longifolia

Common Name:

Spiny-headed Mat-rush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee (CDEJKMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) also Qld, NSW, SA, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common, growing in most habitats 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 2


Large tussock to 1 m 3

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Large strap like leaves with smooth edges and 2-3 points at the ends. There are spiny bracts between flowers 1


Image: David Meagher
Image: Erin Batty

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Flora of Australia VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
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3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.