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: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Friday 12 September 1997

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.


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

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Cross, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas, Lake Grace.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Friday 1 September 2017

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).