Prodr. 214 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Tufted perennial with very short rhizome. Culms trigonous, scabrous above, slightly swollen at base, 15–65 cm high, 1–3 mm diam. Leaves not septate-nodulose, shorter or a little longer than culms, 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence compound with 3–5 primary branches to 4 cm long; digitate clusters to c. 1 cm diam.; involucral bracts leaf-like, 1–3 much exceeding inflorescence. Spikelets flattened, 1–6 per cluster, 4–10 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide in side view, 12–32-flowered; rachilla not winged, persistent; glumes obtuse or almost acute, with sides not nerved, dark red-brown to blackish, c. 1.5 mm long; stamens 3. Nut trigonous, ellipsoid to ovoid, pale brown, less than half as long as glume, c. 0.5 mm long, c. 0.4 mm diam. Flowers spring–summer.
EGU, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland States. In seasonally wet sites.
Rare in Victoria, known only from the Kerang-Pyramid Hill area, near Ballarat, and the Snowy River near Willis on the NSW border.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|