Alexgeorgea nitens (Nees) L.A.S.Johnson & B.G.Briggs
Telopea 2:781-782 (1986)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 12 July 1994

Dioecious rhizomatous, perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.05-0.3 m high. Fl. brown, Apr to Jun. White, grey or yellow sand. Woodland & dry kwongan.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bayswater, Belmont, Cambridge, Canning, Carnamah, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Goomalling, Irwin, Joondalup, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Nedlands, Perth, Pingelly, South Perth, Stirling, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 1 September 2017

Rhizomes spreading, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, glossy, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) solid, hairy, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 110-170 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, glossy, striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex obtuse, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences similar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms branched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 6-8 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 2-3.2 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Perianth glabrous. 2-2.5 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Inner bract 3.5-6 mm long. Filament 2.5-3 mm long. Anther 0.7-1.2 mm long. Inner bracts NaN (?) mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. NaN (?) mm long. Fruit indehiscent (nut). Flowering Time April, May or June. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Geraldton Sandplain, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest.