Prodr. 224 (1810) APNI
Slender perennial with short creeping rhizome. Culms tufted or solitary on rhizome, terete to flattened, grooved, to 20(–50) cm high, to 1 mm diam. Spikelet ovoid to oblong, 5–9(–12) mm long, 2–4 mm diam.; glumes obtuse to acute, obtusely keeled, sides membranous, tinged red-brown, 3.3–3.6 mm long; hypogynous bristles 5–6, flattened, pale brown, finely and retrorsely toothed, usually much exceeding the style-base but sometimes only as long as nut; stamens 3; anthers 1.0–2.2 mm long; style 3-fid. Nut ± equally trigonous, with angles ± acute, obovoid, golden brown, somewhat shining, 1–1.5 mm long, 0.8–1 mm diam.; external cells minute, shortly vertically oblong or almost isodiametric; style-base from one-third to one-half as long as and one-half to two-thirds as wide as nut. Flowers spring–summer.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. New Zealand. Scattered in seasonally wet situations through most of lowland Victoria, but apparently absent from mallee areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|