Lepidosperma concavum

Common name: 

Sandhill Sword-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEKNPTWXZ) also SA, QLD, NSW, Tas

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

Coast Banksia woodland, coast dune scrub mosaic, Tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous within a bract2


Tufted perennial to 60 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has stems that are flat/concave on one side and convex on the other1
The inflorescence is a short panicle to 70 mm long1

Image of Lepidosperma concavum
Image of Lepidosperma concavum
Image of Lepidosperma concavum
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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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