Fl. Ins. Austr. 87 (1786) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Main stem prostrate, branched, with very small, narrow, appressed scales; rooted at intervals. Lateral stems much-branched, ascending or spreading. Leaves firm, yellow-green; upper leaves in 2 rows and flattened into one plane, lanceolate, asymmetrical, slightly curved, 3–5 mm long, with short points; lower leaves in 2 rows, scale-like, appressed, narrow and pointed. Strobili terminal and solitary, 1–3 cm long, on short stalk bearing small scales. Sporophylls straw-coloured, closely overlapping, broadly ovate to triangular; margins membranous; apex long-pointed.
HNF, VAlp. Also Tas. New Zealand. Localized in Victoria to alpine Sphagnum bogs and swampy heathland near Mt Cope (Bogong High Plains), Lake Mountain and on the Baw Baws.
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