Cladium procerum

Common name: 

Leafy Twig-rush

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DENSTWXZ) also NT, SA, Qld, NSW

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

Riparian scrub and swampy areas besides streams and lakes1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous, surrounded by a bract1

Habit:

Rhizomatous perennial sedge to 2.5 m tall, can form extensive clumps1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are flat with minutely toothed margins. Bracts are often longer than the inflorescence2,1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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