Chorizandra is a genus of rhizomatous sedges.[1][2] There are a total of six species in the genus; four of which are endemic to Australia and two are native to New Caledonia.[3]

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Chorizandra cymbaria stems and leaves
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Chorizandra

The plants are rhizomatous perennials with terete and glabrous culms that are transversely septate and hollow between septa. The basal leaves basal are mostly reduced to sheaths with teret blades that are transversely septate. They produces a compact head-like inflorescence that is pseudolateral with many small spikelets surrounding a solid core. They later form brown obovoid to globose longitudinally ridged woody nuts.[3]

Selected species:


  1. ^ "Chorizandra". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  2. ^ a b "Chorizandra R.Br". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Genus Chorizandra". PlantNET. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Retrieved 25 September 2017.