Baumea tetragona

Common name: 

Square Twig-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland, (DEJKNPSTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Swamp scrub, Tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous, surrounded by a bract2


30-100 cm high rush2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Stems and leaves are strongly 4-angled1,2

Image of Baumea tetragona
Image of Baumea tetragona
Image of Baumea tetragona
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria