Cyperus lucidus

Common name: 

Leafy Flat-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) all states

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

Swamps and watercourses1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous2


60-150 cm tall tussock forming perennial2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has sharply triangulate stems and involucral bracts that exceed the inflorescence1,2

Image of Cyperus lucidus
Image of Cyperus lucidus
Image of Cyperus lucidus Image: Mary Ellis
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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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