Isolepis victoriensis (N.A.Wakef.) K.L.Wilson

Telopea 2: 170 (1981) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small tufted annual. Culms filiform, to 15 cm high. Leaf-blades to 2 cm long. Spikelets 2–4 per inflorescence, 2–5 mm long; involucral bract erect to spreading, to 11 mm long, usually equalling or shortly exceeding inflorescence; glumes acute, scarcely mucronate, with sides hyaline (rarely with red-brown patches) with 1 nerve close to keel, 1.1–1.6 mm long; stamen 1; style 3-fid. Nut ± equally trigonous, obovoid to broad-obovoid, minutely reticulate-papillose, glistening, white with underlying red-brown to blackish, c. one-third as long as glume, 0.4–0.6 mm long, 0.3–0.4 mm diam. Flowers spring.

CVU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NSW,. Scattered and apparently rather rare in Victoria, occurring chiefly on heavier soils on floodplains of the Murray River and its major tributaries, but with isolated occurrences near Dimboola (type area), near Edenhope, Creswick and Werribee.

Isolepis australiensis is superficially similar to I. sepulcralis, but differs by its smaller glumes.

Source: Wilson, K.L. (1994). Cyperaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Cyperaceae
genus Isolepis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Isolepis victoriensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Isolepis victoriensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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New South Wales