Centrolepis fascicularis

Common name: 

Tufted Centrolepis

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWXZ) all States except WA, 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

Habit:

Tufted perennial herb with flower spike to 40 mm long2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Rigid hairs are present on the outer surface of bracts. Leaves are thread like and the plant often forms dense cushions. Bracts distinctly extend past flowers.1,2

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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