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Cytogonidium leptocarpoides (Benth.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Telopea 7:363 (1998)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Rhizomatous, tufted perennial, herb, 0.2-0.5 m high, culms striate; male spikelets pendulous on slender branches; anthers not exserted. Fl. yellow-brown, Oct to Dec or Jan to May. Sand. Swamps and other moist or seasonally moist sites.

Helen Coleman, Descriptive Catalogue, 9 October 1998

Scientific Description

Rhizomes tufted, hairy. Basal sheath hairy, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 110-500 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, striate, glabrous, margins not translucent. Apex finely pointed or elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences similar, posture (male inflorescences only) Distinctly drooping, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 7-8 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 4.5-5 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Perianth hairy. 3-3.2 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Inner bract 5.5-5.8 mm long. Filament 0.3-1.5 mm long. Anther 1.5-1.7 mm long. Female spikelet 6-11 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 3-7.5 mm long. Perianth hairy. 3.2-4.5 mm long. Inner bracts 4.2-7 mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Style two (or two-branched). 4-6 mm long. Fruit bilocular (capsule). Flowering Time January, February, March, April, May, October, November or December. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Warren or Esperance.

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


IBRA Regions
Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Augusta Margaret River, Belmont, Beverley, Busselton, Capel, Chittering, Collie, Cranbrook, Donnybrook-Balingup, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, West Arthur.