Lepyrodia heleocharoides Gilg

Bot.Jahrb.Syst. 35:87 (1904)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

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.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 August 1994

Scientific Description

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).

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


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.