Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
All regions except Riverina (BCDEHJKMNPRTUVWXZ) all States except NT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Petals absent, bracts brown
Tufted herb with flower spike to 35 mm (rarely 90 mm)
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
Rigid hairs are present on the outer surface of bracts. Unlike C. fascicularis (where bracts distinctly extend past flowers), bracts are 0.5-1 mm long and only just extend past the flowers 3
This species contains multiple subspecies, however only subsp. strigosa is found in Victoria
Ellis, M. (unpublished).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
3 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.