Baloskion tetraphyllum

Common name: 

Tassel Cord-rush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPSTWZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Swamps and wet heathlands1

Flower description:

Red-brown panicles1


Tall rush-like plant to 2 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The species can be recognised by its long, green, weeping stems in swamps and wetlands1

Image of Baloskion tetraphyllum
Image of Baloskion tetraphyllum
Image of Baloskion tetraphyllum
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.