Sp. Pl. 971 (1753) APNI
Leaves grey-green; sheath of distal leaves distinctly auriculate; lamina up to 100 cm long, 1–2 cm wide. Male part and female part of inflorescence not separated or separated by up to 0.5 cm. Pollen shed in tetrads. Female part of inflorescence 10–20 cm long, 15–25 mm diam., blackish brown to dark red-brown, or rarely red-brown; floral bracts absent; stigma narrowly obovate to obovate, usually flat, somewhat fleshy, papillose and darker at apex. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
*EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *MuF, *NIS, *RobP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised in NSW, Tas. Native in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Formerly planted around farm dams etc. for decorative purposes, but now naturalised along slow-moving streams, irrigation channels, swamps and lakes in several localities.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|