Centrolepis aristata

Common name: 

Pointed Centrolepis

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Riverina, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPRSTWXZ) all States except NT

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

Swamp scrub, Tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Petals absent, bracts brown2


Annual, tufted, grass like herb with flower spike to 100 mm2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The bracts surrounding the flowers become abruptly narrowed. Bracts and leaves are hair free2

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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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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