Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 395 (1891) APNI
Glabrous perennial with erect, ridged or angular flowering stems, 20–45 cm high. Leaves rosetted at base, oblanceolate to spathulate, tapered gradually to petiole, 5–15 cm long, 8–25 mm wide, entire, but margin often undulate. Inflorescence corymbose; spikelets 2- or 3-flowered, crowded in the upper 1–4 cm of numerous, more or less erect ultimate branches; bracts ovate, entire, the outer and middle bract 2–4 mm long, the inner 6–8 mm long; calyx 6–8 mm long, white to pink, the tube 4–5 mm long, 5-ridged, usually with a row of short inclined hairs along the ridges, the limb 2–3 mm diam., with 5 more or less acute lobes; petals fused shortly at base, slightly longer than calyx, yellow. Capsule 5-angled, circumsciss near base; seed flattened-fusiform, c. 3 mm long, brown. Flowers mainly Jan.–Apr.
GipP, OtP, WPro. In Victoria apparently confined to mangrove and saltmarsh communities near Point Lonsdale, Western Port, Shallow Inlet and Corner Inlet.
2 varieties are recognised, only var. australe is known to occur in Victoria. See note under var. baudinii.
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