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Tassel Rope-rush - female plant

Hypolaena fastigiata


Wiry tough clumps of blue green stems that were mostly prostrate with some branches standing erect up to about 50 cm. no leaves were seen but the branches had nodes with brownish bracts. Terminal flower heads seemed to have what looked like layered bracts with narrow brown flowers.


Spotted on sandy soil in a sclerophyll scrub part of a botanical garden. Near the previous spotting.


My thanks to Vinny for the ID.
These plants are Dioecious 9 male and female flowers on separate plants). here is the male plant spotted nearby : Family: Restionaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks so much Vinny. Will follow-up on that.

Vinny 6 years ago

These sedgy/rush things are tricky but Hypolaena fastigiata Tassel Rope-rush seems a good fit.

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 14, 2014
Submitted on Nov 24, 2014

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