Leptocarpus decipiens B.G.Briggs

Telopea 16:30, 33, Fig. 6g-l (2014)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Scientific Description

Rhizomes tufted, hairy. Basal sheath glabrous, glossy, striate. Culms terete, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 480-850 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, striate, glabrous, margins translucent. Apex 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. Female spikelet 4-4.5 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acuminate to attenuate. Outer bract 3-3.2 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 1.5-2 mm long. Inner bracts 2-3.5 mm long, glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Style three (or three-branched). 1.2-1.6 mm long. Fruit indehiscent (nut). Flowering Time October. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain or Jarrah Forest. Conservation Code Priority Three (P3).

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


IBRA Regions
Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Albany, Armadale, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Busselton, Canning, Cockburn, Cranbrook, Dardanup, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Manjimup, Melville, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Swan, Waroona.