Lepidosperma longitudinale

Common name: 

Pithy Sword-sedge

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Wannon, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTXWZ) also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Swamp scrub1

Flower description:

Glumes red-brown2

Habit:

Clump-forming perennial to 2 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Culms (stems) are 5-10 mm wide and thickly convex on both faces. The inflorescence is 15-50 cm long. The nut is shiny, not wrinkled2

Images:
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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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