Key to Tasmanian Dicots
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Lomandra (Lomandraceae) 4b:421  
Tasmania has two species of Lomandra. These are both common sedge-like species of dry, open forests and grassy areas. They are characterised by tufts of flat leaves and inflorescences on erect stalks, with numerous spines among the flowers. Lomandra longifolia is one of the most abundant species in grasslands and grassy woodlands in Tasmania, and grows to about 1m tall. It is readily recognised by its leaf tips, which are once or twice notched (and usually dry and dead). The other species (L. nana) is much smaller.
 

 
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