Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Inflorescence laterally flattened and spike-like, terminal; each flower within distichous, closely imbricate glume-like bracts (hence, inflorescence superficially similar to that of some Cyperus species); bracts hairy; male flowers at the base of the inflorescence, female flowers inserted distally. Male flowers surrounded by hyaline secondary bracts. Female flowers with a secondary bract present (A. pumilio) or absent (A. gracilis)

6 species endemic to Australia; 2 in Victoria.

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
Higher taxa
genus Aphelia
Subordinate taxa