Prodr. 215 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Slender tufted perennial, occasionally viscid. Culms trigonous or triquetrous, smooth or scabrous, with bases sometimes bulbous, 25–50 cm high, 0.9–2.5 mm diam. Leaves usually septate-nodulose, often curled, often slightly shorter than culms, to 6 mm wide. Inflorescence mostly simple with 3–8 branches to 7 cm long; clusters dense, subdigitate to shortly spicate, hemispherical to globose, to 3 cm diam.; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2–4 much exceeding the inflorescence. Spikelets flattened, 5–20 per cluster, 6–18 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide in side view, 8–25-flowered; rachilla unwinged to broadly winged, persistent; glume spacing 1.2–1.8 mm; glumes broad-acute with mucro to 0.3 mm long, with 2–4-nerved sides, straw-coloured or golden brown tinged red-brown, 2–3 mm long; stamens 3; style 3-fid. Nut trigonous, obovoid to broad-ellipsoid, yellow-brown, almost as long as glume, 1.5–2 mm long, 0.6–0.9 mm diam. Flowers spring–summer.
EGU. Also Qld, NSW. New Guinea. Recorded in Victoria only from rocky shores of the Snowy River near the NSW border at Willis.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|