Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Centrolepidaceae 4b:48
Centrolepidaceae is a small family related to the grasses and sedges. The species are all quite small tufted herbs that often form small tussocks or moss-like cushions. The leaves are typically narrow and grass-like with a broader sheathing base. The flowers are tiny and clustered in heads or spikes at the ends of erect stalks. Tasmania has three genera of this family (Centrolepis, Aphelia and Gaimardia). All the species are natives, and range from coastal swamps to alpine areas.  Most species only grow on wet sandy soils or peats.

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