Spinifex sericeus

Common Name:

Hairy Spinifex



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKNPTWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sand dunes 1

Flower Description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract 1


Long-creeping perennial grass with culms to 60 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The female inflorescence is spherical and to 25 cm in diameter, it breaks free at maturity and rolls across the sand 1


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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