Lepyrodia monoica F.Muell.

Reference
Fragm. 8:76-77 (1873)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Rhizomatous, tufted perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.05-0.3 m high. Fl. Sep to Dec or Feb. Peaty sand over granite. Dry to seasonally inunated sites.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 August 1994

Scientific Description

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 130-500 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, not striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex recurved, glabrous. Monoecious (with separate male and female flowers on the same plant). Male and female inflorescences similar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 2.5-3 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 2.5-2.7 mm long, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Perianth glabrous. 2.2 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Inner bract 2.3-2.4 mm long. Filament 2-2.3(-3.3) mm long. Anther 1.1 mm long. Female spikelet 2.8-6 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 2-3 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 2-3 mm long. Inner bracts 2.1-2.7 mm long, glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Style three (or three-branched). 2.2-2.6 mm long. Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time February, September, October, November or December. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.

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

Distribution

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, Denmark, Esperance, Manjimup, Plantagenet.