Chordifex abortivus (Nees) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Telopea 8:24 (1998)

Conservation Code: Threatened Flora (Declared Rare Flora — Extant)
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 11 August 1994

Rhizomatous, erect perennial, herb, to 0.5 m high. Fl. brown, Sep to Oct. Sand. Low rises & undulating areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Southern Jarrah Forest.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Wednesday 26 June 2019

Rhizomes tufted, hairy. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 245-600 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, 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 branched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet 3-6 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 1.5-2 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Perianth glabrous. 2.5-2.7 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Inner bract 2-2.8 mm long. Filament 1-1.5 mm long. Anther 1.3-1.5 mm long. Female spikelet 5-6 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Outer bract 2.5-3.5 mm long. Perianth hairy. 3-4.5 mm long. Inner bracts 3-4.5 mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Style two (or two-branched). 3-4 mm long. Fruit bilocular (capsule). Flowering Time September or October. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Jarrah Forest or Esperance. Conservation Code Threatened (T).