Baloskion australe (R.Br.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Mountain Cord-rush

Telopea 8: 23 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stems 50–100 cm long, unbranched, green tissue forming a continuous cylindric outer layer (not interrupted), not striate. Sheathing leaves 10–30 mm long, appressed to basal part of stem, slightly spreading on the distal part, becoming brown; apex acute or obtuse. Male spikelets 5–10 mm long. Male flowers with 6 membranous (glume-like) perianth parts; anthers greatly exserted on long slender filaments. Female spikelets 5–10 mm long; floral bracts overlapping, 4–6 mm long (equal to those of male spikelets), with a long fine apex. Style exserted and straight to curved. Flowers Aug.–Mar.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Occurs in and around Sphagnum bogs and moss-beds, in wet peaty, sandy or gravelly soils.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Restionaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Restio australis R.Br.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Restionaceae
genus Baloskion
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Baloskion australe in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Baloskion australe in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory