Fl. Austral. 3: 375 (1867) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted herb 9–61 cm high, stems often purple. Leaves basal, simple; linear to narrow-lanceolate, 6–30 cm long (including sheathing base), 3–6 mm wide, apex obtuse; basal sheath 3–10 cm long, 1–3 mm wide. Male inflorescence broadly open and slender, the female narrower with stouter peduncles; 5–14 umbellules per compound umbel. Flowers 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; petals 0.7–1.2 mm long; stamens shorter than petals. Fruit 9–12 mm long, 2.5–3.5 mm wide. Flowers summer.
EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Scattered, but locally common in subalpine and alpine grassland, tall herbfield, Sphagnum bog edges, and eucalypt woodlands. There is considerable range in leaf size with local races being fairly uniform, e.g. plants from Mt Buffalo have leaves at the large end of the range, while those from the Nunniong Plateau are typically at the smallest extreme.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|