Centrolepis aristata (R.Br.) Roem. & Schult.

Pointed Centrolepis

Syst. Veg. 1: 44 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves (5–)10–25(–65) mm long, ± erect and straight, glabrous. Inflorescence borne on an axis 7–50(–100) mm long, hence flowers held above the leaves; bracts glabrous, sometimes with minute triangular trichomes on midrib. Lower bract with a broad, brown to mustard-coloured, papery basal sheath (2.5–)3–4 mm long, abruptly narrowed into a ± flattened, straight lamina (8–)10–45 mm long. Upper bract with a broad, brown to mustard-coloured, papery basal sheath (2.5–-)3–4 mm long, abruptly narrowed into a ± flattened, straight lamina 3–15(–22) mm long. Inflorescence units 6–22(–40) per head-like cluster. Stamens (absent or) 1 per inflorescence unit, fused at base to each axis bearing carpels. Carpels 3–7 in subopposite to alternate pairs; styles c. 1.5–2 mm long, fused together for up to half their length. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. All states except NT. In mallee areas, restricted to the Little Desert, otherwise rather common in damp soils, which may be shallow in rocky areas.

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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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 aristata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Centrolepis aristata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields 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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales