Lepyrodia scariosa R.Br. APNI*
Description: Dioecious perennial herb, usually tufted or rhizome shortly creeping.
Culms c. 35–90 cm high, 0.8–1.8 mm diam.; internodes 3–6.
Cauline sheaths loose and open, 3 or more on each culm; aerial sheaths c. 15–30 mm long, glabrous, apex truncate to acute. Inflorescence panicle-like, sometimes small, narrow and spike-like; flowers sparsely arranged on lateral branches, shortly pedicellate. Tepals rigid, lanceolate, glabrous, yellow-brown, 3 outer tepals usually longer than the inner tepals 3.2–4.6 mm long, cuspidate, inner tepals, 2.8–4 mm long, acuminate.
Fruit c. 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: in moist sand or peaty soil in heath and woodland and near margins of swamps; on the coast and ranges, north from Jervis Bay and inland to Jenolan Caves area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by A. L. Quirico & B. G. Briggs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.