Chordifex leucoblepharus (Gilg) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Telopea 8:25 (1998)

Conservation Code: Priority Two
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Wednesday 22 October 1997

Rhizomatous, perennial, herb, ca 0.4 m high. Fl. brown, Nov to Dec. Sand. Dry heath.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Plantagenet.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Friday 1 September 2017

Rhizomes spreading, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow in upper part, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 240-390 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, striate, hairy, margins not translucent. Apex elongated or recurved, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences distinctly dissimilar, posture (male inflorescences only) More or less erect, Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet (7-)10-14 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract 5-6 mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Perianth glabrous. 4.4-5 mm long. Inner bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Inner bract 4.8-5 mm long. Filament 4-6 mm long. Anther 1.5-2 mm long. Female spikelet 10-12 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Outer bract 5.2-7 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 4-4.3 mm long. Inner bracts 4.7-6.2 mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Style two (or two-branched) or one, arising from one side of the ovary apex. NaN (?) mm long. Fruit bilocular (capsule) or capsule. Flowering Time November. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Esperance. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).