Isolepis habra (Edgar) Soják

Cas. Nar. Mus., Odd. Prir. 148: 194 (1979) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender shortly rhizomatous perennial, occasionally proliferating. Culms filiform, 7–30 cm high. Leaves well-developed, blades to 12 cm long. Inflorescence sometimes proliferating. Spikelets 2 or 3, rarely reduced to 1, 2–3 mm long; involucral bract exceeding inflorescence; glumes ± acute, not or scarcely mucronate, sides ± conspicuously 3–4-nerved, straw-coloured tinged red-brown or uniformly dark red-brown, 1.3–1.8 mm long; stamens 2 or rarely 3 in the lower flowers in a spikelet, 1 in upper; anthers 0.5–0.7 mm long; style 3-fid. Nut ± equally trigonous, with angles well-defined, ellipsoid to broad-ellipsoid or ovoid, minutely roughened, glistening, straw-coloured to pale red-brown, c. three-quarters as long as glume, 0.8–1.4 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm diam. Flowers spring–summer.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. New Zealand, subantarctic islands. Chiefly alpine or subalpine, with disjunct occurrences at lower altitudes.

Source: Wilson, K.L. (1994). Cyperaceae. 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, 2017-11-14
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Cyperaceae
genus Isolepis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Isolepis habra in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Isolepis habra in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory