Lepyrodia hermaphrodita R.Br.
Prodr. 248 (1810)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 11 August 1994

Rhizomatous, slender, tufted perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.05-0.2 m high. Fl. Feb to Mar or Jul to Dec. Grey gravelly sand. Seasonally inundated heath & swamps.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Capel, Dardanup, Denmark, Esperance, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet.

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

Rhizomes tufted, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, not striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 75-195 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Bisexual (with all flowers having both anthers and ovary). Male and female inflorescences similar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Spikelet 2.8-4 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Bract 2.5-5 mm long. Glabrous. (2-)3.2-4 mm long. Bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex obtuse. Inner bract 2.8-3.3 mm long. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. Style 2.7-3.5 mm long. Anther 1-1.2 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Inner bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Style three (or three-branched). Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time February, March, July, August, September, October, November or December. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.