Cyperus castaneus Willd.
Sp.Pl. 1:278 (1797)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Monday 14 December 1998

Annual or perennial, grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.01-0.7(-1) m high, spikelets 1-1.5 mm wide, arranged in clusters; glumes 0.7-1.5 mm long, mucronate; stamens 1 or 2. Fl. yellow-brown, Feb to Apr or Jul. Claypans and other damp habitats.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Northern Kimberley, Victoria Bonaparte, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Mann-Musgrave Block, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Tallering, Victoria Bonaparte P1, Wooramel.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley, Ngaanyatjarraku, Upper Gascoyne, Wyndham-East Kimberley, Yalgoo.