Centrolepis glabra (F.Muell. ex Sond.) Hieron.

Smooth Centrolepis

Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 12: 209 (1873) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Leaves (5–)12–25 mm long, ± erect, straight, thread-like and reddish, glabrous. Inflorescence borne on an axis 2–25(–40 )mm long, hence flowers mostly held above the leaves; bracts glabrous. Lower bract with a narrow, papery basal sheath 2–3.8 mm long, tapering into a straight lamina 0.4–3 mm long. Upper bract with a narrow, papery basal sheath 2–3 mm long; lamina not distinct from sheath; apex acute. Inflorescence units 3 or 4 per head-like cluster. Stamens (absent or) 1 per inflorescence unit, fused at base to each axis bearing carpels. Carpels 3–7(–8) in subopposite to alternate pairs; styles c. 1–1.8 mm long, almost or totally free. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Grows on damp sandy soil.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-04-09
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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 glabra in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Centrolepis glabra in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina 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

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales