Loxocarya albipes Pate & Meney

Reference
Telopea 6:660-662,Fig.7 (1996)
Conservation Code
Priority Four
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Rhizomatous, densely tufted, decumbent perennial, herb (sedge-like), 0.5-0.8 m high, to 1.5 m wide. Fl. brown, Aug to Sep. Lateritic gravel. Dry heath.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 12 September 1997

Scientific Description

Rhizomes spreading, hairy. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 230-470 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences similar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 7.3-8.5 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 5-5.5 mm long, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Perianth glabrous. 2.5-3.5 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Inner bract 3.4-5 mm long. Filament 2-3.6 mm long. Anther 1.2-1.7 mm long. Female spikelet 7-10 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 6-7.8 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 4.7-6 mm long. Inner bracts 5.5-6 mm long, glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. 6-8 mm long. Fruit capsule. Flowering Time August or September. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Avon Wheatbelt. Conservation Code PriorityFour (P4).

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

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Avon Wheatbelt.
IBRA Subregions
Katanning.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Wongan-Ballidu.