Lepyrodia drummondiana Steud.
Syn.Pl.Glumac. 2:248 (1855)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 11 August 1994

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

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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.

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

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.