Centrolepis fascicularis Labill.

Tufted Centrolepis

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 7, t. 1 (1804) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted herb. Leaves 10–25(–35) mm long, ± erect, straight to curved, and thread-like, glabrous or sparsely hairy on sheath and lower part of blade. Inflorescence borne on an axis (8–)10–40(–50) mm long, hence flowers mostly held above the leaves; bracts covered with long, multicelled, rigid hairs; lower bract often inserted 0.5–1 mm below the upper one; both bracts with a basal sheath 2–2.5 mm long; lower bract slightly longer than upper bract. Lower bract tapering into a straight lamina 3–6 mm long. Upper bract tapering into a straight lamina 2–4 mm long. Inflorescence units 4–8 per head-like cluster. Stamens (absent or) 1 per inflorescence unit, not joined to each axis bearing carpels. Carpels 2–4 in subopposite to alternate pairs; styles c. 1.5–1.8 mm long, almost free. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Locally common on damp sand or moist shallow soils, often overlying rock.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-09
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Restionaceae
genus Centrolepis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Centrolepis fascicularis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Centrolepis fascicularis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory