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: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 29 June 1999

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

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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.

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, 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).