Mat Rush family : LAXMANNIACEAE in Australia (LILIIDAE)
including Asteliaceae, Calectasiaceae, Dasypogonaceae, and Lomandraceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
 
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
 
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'
Purple Cabbage tree
Sydney, June 2008

Cordyline fruticosa
Ti Plant
Sydney, August 2006

Cordyline stricta
Narrow-leaved Palm Lily
Wyee, November 2007

Lomandra confertifolia ssp. rubiginosa
Rusty Mat Rush
Sydney, April 2007

Lomandra effusa
Scented Mat Rush
Mungo, NSW
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Lomandra filiformis
Wattle Mat Rush
Upper Beaconsfield, VIC
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Lomandra longifolia
Spiny Headed Mat Rush
Sydney, October 2006

Lomandra multiflora
Many Flowered Mat Rush
Eden, November, 1989

Lomandra species
Another Mat Rush
Sydney, October 2006

Many caterpillars of Australian Butterflies and Moths favour the leaves or culms of plants in LAXMANNIACEAE for their food, including:


Dispar compacta

Trapezites eliena

Trapezites heteromacula

Trapezites iacchoides

Trapezites iacchus

Trapezites lutea

Trapezites maheta

Trapezites petalia

Trapezites phigalioides

Trapezites phigalia

Trapezites praxedes

Trapezites sciron

Toxidia peron

Trapezites symmomus

Trapezites taori

Sabera dobboe

Polyura sempronius

Synemon laeta


Australian
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Australian
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Australian Moths
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(updated 3 January 2013, 18 December 2014, 22 March 2015)