Prodr. 213 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Small, densely tufted perennial, often proliferating. Culms trigonous, smooth, 10–40 cm long, c. 0.7 mm diam. Leaves not septate-nodulose, shorter than culms, filiform, to c. 1 mm wide. Inflorescence a digitate cluster to 3 cm diam. of 2–7 spikelets, without branches; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2–4 longer than inflorescence. Spikelets flattened, 5–20 mm long, c. 2 mm wide in side view, 8–20-flowered; rachilla not winged, persistent; glumes short-acuminate, excurved, with sides 3–4-nerved, green to pale brown, occasionally tinged yellow, 2–2.5 mm long; stamens 3. Nut trigonous, broad-obovoid to obcordate, dark brown to black, c. three-quarters as long as glume, c. 1.2 mm long, c. 0.8 mm diam. Flowers spring–summer.
EGU. Also Qld, NSW, Norfolk Is. New Caledonia. Apparently confined in Victoria to dry grassy woodland beside the Snowy River between Willis and Suggan Buggan.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|