Lepyrodia glauca (Nees) F.Muell.

Fragm. 8:77 (1873)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, robust perennial, herb (sedge-like), 1-1.5 m high. Fl. Sep to Dec. Moist sand or clay. Seasonally or permanently inundated swamps & along stream banks.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 August 1994

Scientific Description

Rhizomes spreading, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 600-770 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, striate, glabrous. 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 6 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 2.4-3.5 mm long, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Perianth glabrous. 2.3-3 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Inner bract 2.5-3 mm long. Filament 1.7-2.5 mm long. Anther 1-2 mm long. Female spikelet 2-5 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 1.5-2.8 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 2.2-3 mm long. Inner bracts 1.2-2 mm long, glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Style three (or three-branched). 1.5-1.7 mm long. Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time September, October, November or December. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Boddington, Boyup Brook, Capel, Collie, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kojonup, Murray, Nannup, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Wagin, Wandering, Waroona, West Arthur, York.