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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Lomandroideae
Genus: Lomandra

Lomandra (also known as mat rushes,[2] ) is a genus of perennial herbs 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.

It has formerly been assigned to the family Dasypogonaceae, Xanthorrhoeaceae or Liliaceae.

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


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


  1. ^ a b 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"
  2. ^ a b "The Matt Rushes at San Marcos Growers". smgrowers.com. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  3. ^ 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 
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