Lepidobolus spiralis Meney & K.W.Dixon

Telopea 6:656-658,Fig.5 (1996)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, clumped or spreading perennial, herb (sedge-like), ca 0.5 m high, to 2 m wide. Fl. May to Sep. Yellow sand. Dry kwongan.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 12 September 1997

Scientific Description

Rhizomes spreading, hairy. Basal sheath glabrous, glossy, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) solid, glabrous, not striate, marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 180-370 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Subtending bract Apex acute (?), acuminate to attenuate (?) or obtuse (?). Flowering Time May, June, July, August or September. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Mallee. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).

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


IBRA Regions
Coolgardie, Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Southern Cross, Western Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Dundas, Lake Grace.