Baloskion tetraphyllum (Labill.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Tassel Cord-rush

Telopea 8: 23 (1998) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.

2 subspecies, with Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. tertraphyllum throughout south-east Australia and Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. meiostachyus L.A.S.Johnson & O.D.Evans from south-east Queensland to south-east New South Wales within 10 km of the Victorian border. Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. meiostachyus differs from Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. tetraphyllum by its shorter female and male spikelets that are 3.5–6 mm long and 2.5–5 mm long respectively and by its shorter female and male glumes that are 2.5–3.6 mm long and 1–2 mm long respectively. Profile for Baloskion tetraphyllum subsp. tetraphyllum is provided under subspecies.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-09-29
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-28
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Restionaceae
genus Baloskion
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Baloskion tetraphyllum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Baloskion tetraphyllum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales