Calorophus elongatus Labill

Long Rope-rush

Nov. Holl. Pl. 2: 78, t. 228 (1806) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Stems up to 180(–300) cm long. Sheathing leaves 8–30 mm long, pale brown, closely appressed; apex 3–25 mm long, patent or strongly reflexed, subulate. Male spikelets 3–6 mm long. Male flowers with anthers exserted on slender filaments. Female spikelets 4–8 mm long. Flowers Feb.–Jul.

EGL, OtP, OtR. Also Tas. Occurs in leached sands, peat bog and poorly drained areas in Eucalyptus baxteri/E. obliqua-dominated forests with understorey of Melaleuca squarrosa/Leptospermum continentale.

This species has a similar habit to Lepyrodia flexuosa and Empodisma minus.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Restionaceae. 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, 2018-11-21
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Restionaceae
genus Calorophus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calorophus elongatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calorophus elongatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Otway Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Otway Ranges present native

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New South Wales