Tiny Flat-sedge

Tiny Flat-sedge

Isolepis levynsiana


Annual.  Found in swamp margins and damp, open landscapes.


Details Description
Type
Graminoid
Group
Sedge
Former Scientific Name
Cyperus tenellus
Identifying Characteristics

Small tufted sedge 2-12 cm tall. Stems 0.1-0.2 mm diameter with a single spikelet or 2-4 spikelets in a cluster. Flowers are green-brown in colour. Flowers August-January.

Distinctive Features

Emergent leaves.

Life Form Group
Graminoid
Life Form Codes
Tiny Tufted Graminoid (TTG)
EVC types
EVC 125: Plains Grassy Wetland
Native Status
Introduced
Weed Status Invasiveness
High INVASIVE
Weed Status Impact
Low IMPACT
Taxonomy
Phylum
Charophyta
Class
Equisetopsida
Order
Poales
Family
Cyperaceae
Genus
Isolepis
Species
levynsiana
Native to southern Africa. Naturalized in all Australian states except the Northern Territory.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Endangered Status
DEPI Advisory List
Not listed
FFG Act
Not listed
EPBC Act
Not listed

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.