Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 62, t. 16 fig. 10 (1788) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Leaves 15–45 cm long, glabrous; basal sheath 7–16 cm long. Inflorescence borne on an axis (10–)25–90 cm long; axis woolly with soft white hairs; inflorescence-leaves 15–25 mm long, 7–10 mm wide, progressively smaller (hence, bract-like) from base to apex of inflorescence, woolly with soft white hairs; 10–c. 40-flowered per spike. Perianth yellow; outer segments ovate, 10–12 mm long, 7–10 mm wide; inner segments narrowly ovate, 3–6 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; stigma capitate. Fruit woolly with soft white hairs; valves 7–11 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Mar.(–Apr.).
EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, MuF, NIS, VRiv, Wim. All States except SA and Tas. Also western Pacific islands and mainland South-east Asia. Scattered, and very localized throughout lowland Victoria in shallow freshwater swamps. Pre-1900 records from Cheltenham and Brighton are of uncertain origin, but the species is almost certainly now-extinct from these suburban areas.
|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|