Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 3: 224 (1963) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Monoecious herb. Stems 20–100(–200) cm long, terete or subterete, branched, flexuose on flower bearing parts, ± smooth. Sheathing leaves spaced along stem 4–35 mm long, appressed or loose (when subtending branches), striate; apex extended into a reflexed, shortly terete point (which is often broken off). Inflorescence with distal sessile clusters of flowers subtended by floral bracts 1.5–4(–7) mm long, erect, ± subcircular to broadly ovate, much shorter than the subtending branch of the inflorescence and usually shorter than the flowers, pale, loose, dry and membranous; margin translucent; apex rounded to truncate, usually terete and reflexed distally. Male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, either in separate clusters or mixed. Perianth purplish, 2.5–3 mm long, the outer whorl slightly shorter than the inner. Styles 3, usually arising close together on the ovary. Flowers Oct.–Mar.(–Apr.).
CVU, Gold, GGr, Wim. Occurs in moist peaty soils or at margins of small creeks.
Large plants usually have a scrambling habit.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|