Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 179: 29 (2015) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Tufted perennial with short rhizome. Culms trigonous, stiff, smooth, 10–15 cm high, 1–1.3 mm diam. Leaves stiff, erect, U- to crescent-shaped in cross-section, thickish, often longer than culms, 1–1.7 mm wide. Inflorescence ± dense, 1.5–3 cm long including male portion 5–14 mm long; female glumes deciduous, acute, chartaceous, straw-coloured, 5.2–6.7 mm long; stamens 3; utricles trigonous, ovoid to ellipsoid, gradually narrowing to base, smooth and obliquely spreading at maturity, yellow-brown, shining, shorter than glumes, 4.5–5.5 mm long, 1.8–2.1 mm diam.; rachilla produced far beyond mouth of utricle, strongly hooked at the top. Nut ellipsoid, dark brown, glistening, minutely pustulate, c. 3 mm long, c. 2 mm diam. Flowers summer.
VAlp. Also NSW. Recorded only from alpine grassland on the Bogong High Plains.
Of the species previously placed into Uncinia species this species is characterised by its stiff, erect, tough leaves, which are U- to crescent-shaped in cross-section.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|