Lepyrodia fortunata B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Telopea 14:13, 15, Figs 2c, 3a (2012)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, tufted perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.45-1 m high. Fl. Sep. Peaty swampy sand. Seasonally inundated swamps.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 11 August 1994

Scientific Description

Rhizomes tufted, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, not striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) solid, glabrous, not striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 310-850 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, not striate, glabrous, margins translucent. Apex finely pointed, 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 4-5 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Bract 2.5-6 mm long. Glabrous. 3-5 mm long. Bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Inner bract 3.8-4.5 mm long. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. Style 2.5-2.7 mm long. Anther 1.1-1.8 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous. Inner bracts Apex obtuse. Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time September. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains.
IBRA Subregions
IMCRA Regions
WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)