Papyrus family: CYPERACEAE (COMMELINIDAE) of Australia
including Ecdeiocoleaceae, and Kobresiaceae

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Carex appressa
Tall Sedge
Morwell Park, November 1988

Carex fascicularis
Frog Grass
Sydney, October 2009

Caustis flexuosa
Curly Wig
Wonboyn, NSW,
Photos: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Cyperus difformis
Dirty Dora
Wyee, March 2008

Cyperus eragrostis
Umbrella Sedge
Wyee, February 2007

Cyperus involucratus 'Gracilis'
Dwarf Umbrella Sedge
Wyee, November 2006

Cyperus isocladus
Dwarf Papyrus
Wyee, January 2008

Cyperus papyrus
Papyrus
Wyee, December 2007

Cyperus rotundus
Nut Grass
Sydney, August 2006

Cyperus sanguinolentus
Bloody Sedge
Wyee, March 2008

Cyperus sesquiflorus
White Knob sedge
Wyee, March 2008

Dichromena colorata
Star Grass
Wyee, January 2007

Eleocharis acuta
Common Spike Rush
Wyee, December 2006

Fimbristylis dichotoma
Common Fringe Sedge
Wyee, March 2008

Gahnia aspera
Sawsedge
Wyee, August 2007

Gahnia melanocarpa
Black Fruit Sawsedge
Wyee, July 2007

Gahnia radula
Thatch Sawsedge
Wonboyn, NSW,
Photos: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Gahnia sieberiana
Red Fruit Sawsedge
Wyee, September 2007

Isolepis inundata
Swamp Clubsedge
Morwell Park, December 1990

Isolepis marginata
Coarse Clubrush
Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria
Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens

Isolepis nodosa
Knobby Clubrush
Concord, February 2008

Lepidosperma elatius
Tall Swordsedge
Morwell Park, January 1992

Lepidosperma latens
Sleepy Swordsedge
Wonboyn, NSW,
Photos: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Lepidosperma limicola
limicola Swordsedge
Wonboyn, NSW,
Photos: courtesy of
Paul Whitington

Lepironia articulata
Blue Sedge
Sydney, October 2009

Schoenplectus mucronatus
Pointed Sedge
Wyee, February 2007

Scleria sphacelata
Razor Grass
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Some caterpillars of Australian butterflies and moths favour species in CYPERACEAE for their foodplant, including:


Heteronympha banksii

Heteronympha cordace

Nesoxenica leprea

Tisiphone abeona

Tisiphone helena

Antipodia atralba

Antipodia chaostola

Hesperilla chrysotricha

Hesperilla crypsigramma

Hesperilla crypsargyra

Hesperilla donnysa

Telicota eurotas

Hesperilla flavescens

Hesperilla furva

Hesperilla idothea

Hesperilla malindeva

Hesperilla mastersi

Hesperilla ornata

Hesperilla picta

Hesperilla sarnia

Hesperilla sexguttata

Motasingha trimaculata

Oreisplanus munionga

Oreisplanus perornata

Signeta tymbophora


Bactra venosana

Scirpophaga praelata

Synemon parthenoides

Elachista aposematica

Elachista catarata

Elachista mundula

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(updated 4 January 2013, 2 July 2017)