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Commonly called "Tassel Rope-rush", this plant was growing in a clump and would have been about a foot tall stretched out. The clumps formed mats of wiry branclets that were thick and striated (pic 2). At the nodes were what looked like brown leafy bracts. The attractive branched inflorescence looked like clumps of bracts that were coppery, plump and ovoid.
There were no sign of "normal" leaves. Several plants growing together gave the appearance of a tangled mat.
These plants are Dioecious and this one had male flowers.
Spotted in a sclerophyll bush - part of the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens. Soil might have been a little sandy.

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Date & Time

  2014-11-14 01:57 PM

Location

-38.13346 , 145.27124 : 87.351 m

Near Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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  1. David Francis  Hi Leuba, Hypolaena grandiuscula is native to WA. Is it Hypolaena fastigiata - the only Victorian species? (already in the database)

    Reply • 08 Mar 2015

    • Leuba Ridgway  Thanks David. H.fastigiata is what I had it as, at first. Thought I was wrong and changed it. Thanks so much for the info.

      Reply • 08 Mar 2015




NS Observation No. 54FB9B20ED2A890393000062
Created 2015-03-08 11:43 AM (almost 5 years ago)
Created By Leuba Ridgway
Updated 2015-03-09 06:10 PM (almost 5 years ago)
Updated By Leuba Ridgway
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