Lepidosperma forsythii

Common name: 

Large-flowered Rapier-sedge

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DPSTZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Dense, wet heathland1

Flower description:

Glumes yellowish1


Tufted perennial to 120 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are 10 cm long and are dark red-brown to dark grey-brown near the base and straw coloured near the apex. Fertile glumes are 8-11 mm long1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria