Lepidosperma neesii

Common Name:

Stiff Rapier-sedge



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTWXZ) also NSW
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Seasonally damp, sandy soils in heathland and woodland 1

Flower Description:

Glumes red to grey-brown 1


Tufted perennial to 75 cm 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has culms (stems) that are angular and 1-grooved (sometimes 2-grooved), the inflorescence is densely clustered. The nut is wrinkled to smooth and shining whitish to pale brown 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria