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Lomandra banksii (R.Br.) Lauterb.
Tropical Mat Rush
This species was collected at the Endeavour River in Cooktown by Banks and Solander  in 1770. It is a common plant in heathlands on Cape York Peninsula.

  Lomandra banksii Lomandra banksii
 
Description:Male flowers Description:Male flowers
  Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland Location: Gillies Lookout,  North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:2954 GPS coordinates:17˚10.1783S, 14541.2867E
  Date of photo:11 March 2017 Date of photo:17 February 2008
  Field No.:6010 Field No.:159A
     
  Lomandra banksii Lomandra banksii
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Plant with fruit
  Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1218 GPS coordinates:1218
  Date of photo:30 September 2012 Date of photo:30 September 2012
  Field No.:1645 Field No.:1645
     
  Lomandra banksii Lomandra banksii
 
  Description:Flowering plant Description:Plant in habitat
  Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:2954 GPS coordinates:2954
  Date of photo:22 March 2011 Date of photo:11 March 2017
  Field No.:U/A Field No.:6010
     
  Lomandra banksii Lomandra banksii
 
  Description:Flowering plant Description:Plant in habitat
  Location: Eliot Falls Campground, Cape York Peninsula, North Queensland Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:N/A GPS coordinates:2954
  Date of photo:16 July 2010 Date of photo:11 March 2017
  Field No.:U/A Field No.:6010
     
  Lomandra banksii Lomandra banksii
 
  Description:Flowers and buds Description:Plant in habitat
  Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland Location: Road to Cape Bedford, Hopevale, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:2954 GPS coordinates:1218
  Date of photo:11 March 2017 Date of photo:30 September 2012
  Field No.:6010 Field No.:1645

 

 

References (accessed 3 April 2017):

Beasley J (2009), Plants of Cape York, John Beasley

Williams, K.A.W. (1987), Native Plants of Queensland 3:190

Lee, A.T. & Macfarlane, T.D. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1986), Lomandra (Xanthorrhoeaceae). Flora of Australia 46:120

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Lomandra_banksii.htm

 

 

 

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