Lepidobolus densus B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Telopea 14:29-30, Fig. 1 (2012)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 11 August 1994

Rhizomatous, caespitose perennial, herb (sedge-like), to 0.4 m high. Yellow lateritic sand, lateritic gravel. Dry kwongan.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dalwallinu, Gingin, Jerramungup, Mingenew, Morawa, Mount Marshall, Northampton, Shark Bay, Three Springs, Trayning, Victoria Plains, Wongan-Ballidu.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Wednesday 26 June 2019

Rhizomes tufted, hairy. Basal sheath hairy, glossy, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow at base only, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 150-760 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, not striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex finely pointed, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences distinctly dissimilar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 8-16 mm long. Subtending bract hairy, Outer bract 6-6.6 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Perianth glabrous. 4.5-6.5 mm long. Inner bract hairy, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Inner bract 5.5-6 mm long. Filament 5-5.2 mm long. Anther 2-2.2 mm long. Female spikelet 9.5-22 mm long. Subtending bract hairy, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Outer bract 6-10 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 3-5.5 mm long. Inner bracts 7.5-9 mm long, hairy, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. 6-7.8 mm long. Fruit indehiscent (nut). Flowering Time August or September. Botanical Province Eremaeam or South-West, IBRA Bioregions Gascoyne, Yalgoo, Geraldton Sandplain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest or Esperance. Conservation Code PriorityFour (P4).