Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani

Common name: 

River Club-rush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (ACDEGHJKLMNPQRSTYVWXZ) all states except NT

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

Fringes of fresh and brackish rivers, lakes and open swamps1

Flower description:

Glumes red-brown1


Tall rhizomatous perennial to 2 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Culms (stems) are circular in cross section. The inflorescence is umbel like with 1-4 spikelets on each branch, branches are 1-8 cm long1

Image of Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
Image of Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
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