Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Inflorescence head-like, terminal, subtended by 2 distichous closely imbricate glume-like bracts; bracts with basal sheaths ± enclosing the inflorescence; secondary bracts hyaline, present or absent. Male flower 1 (rarely absent) inserted at the base of the inflorescence, with female flowers 1–many inserted distally; styles initially free, usually becoming fused with styles of other flowers.

About 25 species in Australia and South-east Asia; 19 species in Australia, 6 in Victoria.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Centrolepidaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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