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


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

Image of Centrolepis fascicularis
Image of Centrolepis fascicularis
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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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