Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, ?Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (CDEJKMNPRSTVWZ) also Qld, NSW
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):
Lowland forests and heaths
Male and female flowers look different. Flowers are cream coloured to yellow
Tufted perennial to 50 cm
Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):
Male and female flowers are born on separate flowering axes. Male axes are branched whereas females axes are less branched or not branched 2
There are no spiny bracts amongst flowers 3
There are three subspecies with only two occurring in Victoria. Both of these (subsp. filiformis and subsp. coriacea) are found at the Prom 2
Ellis, M. (unpublished).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.