Gahnia radula

Common name: 

Thatch Saw-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Wannon, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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

Lowland forest1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous2


Clumping perennial to 2 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are long and inrolled, flowers are in brown panicles that become pendulous and black1

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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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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