Isolepis cernua

Common Name:

Nodding Club-rush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Wimmera, Riverina, Snowfields (BCDEHJKMNPSTVWXZ) all states except NT
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Saltmarsh, riparian scrub, brackish and permanently moist sites 1

Flower Description:

The glumes surrounding the flowers are straw coloured to orange or red 2


Tufted rhizomatous perennial to 20 cm high 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The leaves of this species are reduced, and the nut is a yellow-brown to grey-brown 2


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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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