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

Telopea 14:15, Figs 2d, 3b-c (2012)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, tufted perennial, herb (sedge-like), to 0.4 m high. Fl. brown. Sand. Swamps.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 4 July 1995

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 210-430 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, not striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Bisexual (with all flowers having both anthers and ovary). Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Spikelet 3-3.5 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Bract 2.2-3.3 mm long. Glabrous. 2.6-3 mm long. Bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Inner bract 2.6-3 mm long. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. Style 0.8-1.1 mm long. Anther 2.6-3 mm long. Style three (or three-branched). Fruit trilocular (capsule). Flowering Time August, September or October. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt or Jarrah Forest.

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


IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Armadale, Beverley, Collie, Harvey, Mundaring, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan.