Lepyrodia drummondiana Steud.

Syn.Pl.Glumac. 2:248 (1855)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.12-0.3 m high. Fl. Sep to Nov. Sand & sandy peat. Dry & seasonally inundated areas.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 August 1994

Scientific Description

Rhizomes spreading or tufted, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, not striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 180-345 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences similar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 4.5-5.6 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract (2.6-)3.2 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Perianth glabrous. 4.5-5 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Inner bract 3.6-5 mm long. Filament 2-2.2 mm long. Anther 2-2.7 mm long. Female spikelet 4.2-7.5 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Outer bract 2.8-3.2 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 3.8-4.8 mm long. Inner bracts 3.7-6 mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Style three (or three-branched). 3.5-4.5 mm long. Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time September or October. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 1 September 2017


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Cranbrook, Denmark, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.