Cyperus pygmaeus Rottb.
Descr.Icon.Rar.Pl. 20 (1773)

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

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Monday 14 December 1998

Spreading or almost prostrate, tufted annual, grass-like or herb (sedge), c. 0.05 m high, spikelets in dense head surrounded by 3 or more long involucral bracts; stamens 1-2. Fl. green-brown, Jul to Aug. Red sandy loam, silt. Along watercourses, claypans.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Hamersley, McLarty, Roebourne, Victoria Bonaparte P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.