Lepidobolus quadratus B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Telopea 14:32, 35, Fig. 3 (2012)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 11 August 1994

Rhizomatous, caespitose perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.15-0.3 m high. Fl. brown/red, Aug to Sep. Lateritic gravel, grey/white sand. Dry kwongan.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains.

IBRA Subregions: Lesueur Sandplain.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan.

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

Rhizomes tufted, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, glossy, striate. Culms square, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 50-190 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, striate, hairy, margins not translucent. Apex elongated, hairy. 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 8.5-18 mm long. Subtending bract hairy, Outer bract 5.2-6.6 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Perianth hairy. 3.5-6 mm long. Inner bract hairy, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Inner bract 2-5.4 mm long. Filament 4-4.5 mm long. Anther 1.2-2 mm long. Female spikelet 6.5-7.5 mm long. Subtending bract hairy, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 6.5-7 mm long. Perianth hairy. 4-6 mm long. Inner bracts 4.5-5.8 mm long, hairy, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. 4.5-9.7 mm long. Fruit indehiscent (nut). Flowering Time August or September. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Geraldton Sandplain. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).