Leptocarpus tenax

Common name: 

Slender Twine-rush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJNSTXWZ) all States except NT

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

Sandy soil in dry swampy heathlands1

Flower description:

Glume like1


Perennial, creeping herb with stems 60-100 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Male spikelets are 3-4 mm long, female spikelets are in branched inflorescences1

Image of Leptocarpus tenax
Image of Leptocarpus tenax
Image of Leptocarpus tenax
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