Centrolepis fascicularis

Common Name:

Tufted Centrolepis



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWXZ) all States except WA, NT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Swamp scrub, Tea-tree heath 1

Flower Description:

Petals absent, bracts brown 2


Tufted perennial herb with flower spike to 40 mm long 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Rigid hairs are present on the outer surface of bracts. Leaves are thread like and the plant often forms dense cushions. Bracts distinctly extend past flowers. 1,2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora NSW Flora VicFlora

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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