Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKRSTZ) also SA, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp heathlands and sedgelands, especially around Cotters Lake and Millers Landing 1

Flower Description:

Spikelets collected into dense globular heads up to 20 mm wide 1


Tussock-forming perennial to 1.5 m 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The inflorescence is in a globular head 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.