Tetrarrhena juncea

Common Name:

Forest Wire-grass



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

Wet forest, heaths and woodlands on disturbed areas 1

Flower Description:

Flowers without petals and surrounded by a scale/bract 1


Rhizomatous, perennial, trailing grass 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Spikelets are less than 7 mm long and flat (not rolled in), leaves are distant on the stem. Spikelets are glabrous 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