Isolepis hookeriana Boeck.

Flora 41: 418 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Small tufted annual. Culms filiform, to 12(–25) cm high. Leaves reduced, blade to 10 mm long. Spikelets 1–4 per inflorescence, 1.5–5 mm long; involucral bract shorter than to slightly exceeding inflorescence; glumes obtuse, sides nerveless or 1–2-nerved, straw-coloured to dark red-brown, 1.2–1.5 mm long; stamens 3 or rarely 2; style 3-fid. Nut terete, globose to broad-ellipsoid, striate and trabeculate, white to olive-grey or blackish, opalescent, about half as long as glume, 0.5–0.7 mm long, 0.4–0.5 mm diam Flowers winter–spring.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, RobP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Excluding the drier areas of the north-west and high-rainfall areas, widespread in open, seasonally moist sites almost throughout the State.

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.
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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 hookeriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Isolepis hookeriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans 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
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native