Telopea 8: 23 (1998) APNI
Stems 50–100 cm long, unbranched, green tissue forming a continuous cylindric outer layer (not interrupted), not striate. Sheathing leaves 10–30 mm long, appressed to basal part of stem, slightly spreading on the distal part, becoming brown; apex acute or obtuse. Male spikelets 5–10 mm long. Male flowers with 6 membranous (glume-like) perianth parts; anthers greatly exserted on long slender filaments. Female spikelets 5–10 mm long; floral bracts overlapping, 4–6 mm long (equal to those of male spikelets), with a long fine apex. Style exserted and straight to curved. Flowers Aug.–Mar.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Occurs in and around Sphagnum bogs and moss-beds, in wet peaty, sandy or gravelly soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|