Gahnia filum

Common name: 

Chaffy Saw-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (CDEJKNPTWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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


Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous2


Tussock-forming perennial to 1 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has long, inrolled leaves1

Image of Gahnia filum
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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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