Cyperus lucidus

Common Name:

Leafy Flat-sedge



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) all states
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Swamps and watercourses 1

Flower Description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous 2


60-150 cm tall tussock forming perennial 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has sharply triangulate stems and involucral bracts that exceed the inflorescence 1,2


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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