Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 49: 155 (1938) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Perennial with creeping rhizome. Culms tufted, flat to slightly plano-convex, to 80 cm high, 2–4 mm diam. Spikelet narrow-cylindric, 10–20(–40) mm long; glumes acute, faintly keeled, margins broadly hyaline, straw-coloured, red-tinged to ± evenly dark red-brown, 3.5–4 mm long; hypogynous bristles 6–8, slender, flattened and broad at the base, retrorsely scabrous, about as long as nut; stamens 3; anthers 1.5–3.1 mm long; style 3-fid. Nut biconvex, with angles obtuse, obovoid, shining, bright yellow to dark brown, 1.2–1.8 mm long, c. 1 mm diam., external cells minute; style-base about half as long and wide as nut. Flowers spring–summer.
MuF, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP. Also SA, Old, NSW. Known from seasonal wetlands in the Terrick Terrick and Kerang areas, and on muddy flats of the lower Mitta Mitta River near Tallangatta.
Very close to E. acuta, differing most obviously in the naturally flattened culms.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|