Scleria mackaviensis

Family Cyperaceae

Slender perennial herb, with very short rhizome, leaves and flowering stems rough and raspy, 5 – 30 cm long. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: Small and pale yellow, February – April.

Fruit: Nut, white, with one seed,  February – April.

Seed: Limited seed set, locally dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat.
  • Widespread but not common in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Scleria mackaviensis plant

Scleria mackaviensis flower

Scleria mackaviensis fruit

Scleria mackaviensis seed