Lepyrodia heleocharoides Gilg
Bot.Jahrb.Syst. 35:87 (1904)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 11 August 1994

Rhizomatous, slender, tufted perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.15-0.25 m high. Fl. Dec. Moist peaty sand. Dry or seasonally inundated heath or woodland, swamps.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Augusta Margaret River, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Denmark, Mundaring, Nannup, Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 1 September 2017

Rhizomes tufted, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, glossy, not striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) solid, glabrous, not striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 70-560 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, glossy, not striate, glabrous, margins translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet NaN (?) mm long. Female spikelet 2.7-3 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 1.8-2.2 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 2-2.6 mm long. Inner bracts 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Style three (or three-branched). 2.3-2.5 mm long. Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time December. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).