Isolepis marginata

Common name: 

Little Club-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Snowfields (ABCDEFGHJKMNPRSTWXZ) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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

Riparian scrub, tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Flowers surrounded by bracts straw-coloured with red-brown to black patches2


Tufted annual sedge to 10 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is distinguished by its ridged glumes, the 1-6 spikelets per inflorescence and the involucral bract that is longer than the inflorescence2

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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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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