Eleocharis atropurpurea (Retz.) Kunth
Enum.Pl. 2:151 (1837)

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

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Monday 14 December 1998

Tufted annual, grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.02-0.12 m high, glumes 0.8-1.5 mm long, becoming patent in fruit; anthers 0.2-0.4 mm long. Fl. brown, Apr to Sep. Grey loam. Along watercourses, around swamps and lakes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Berkeley, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Hamersley, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne.

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