Lepyrodia extensa B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Telopea 14:18, Figs 2f, 3e, 3h (2012)
Conservation Code
Priority Two
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Herb (sedge-like), ca. 0.3 m high. Sand & sandy peat. Seasonally inundated swamps.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 29 June 1999

Scientific Description

Rhizomes spreading, glabrous. Basal sheath glabrous, dull, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, not striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 200-600 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) spreading, dull, not striate, glabrous, margins translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Culms unbranched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet NaN (?) mm long. Female spikelet 5-6 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Outer bract 5.2-5.5 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 4.8-5.7 mm long. Inner bracts 5-5.5 mm long, glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Style three (or three-branched) or one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. 4.5-5 mm long. Fruit trilocular (capsule). Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Jarrah Forest or Warren. Conservation Code Priority Two (P2).

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


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions
Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Denmark, Manjimup, Nannup.