Telopea 2: 170 (1981) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Slender tufted perennial, occasionally proliferating from the inflorescence. Culms to 40 cm high, to 1 mm diam. Leaf-blades occasionally to 6 cm long. Spikelets 3–15 per inflorescence or solitary, sessile, 3–5 mm long; involucral bract often exceeding inflorescence, to 16 mm long; glumes obtuse, minutely mucronate, sides with 4–7 irregular nerves, hyaline to straw-coloured or dark red-brown, 1.5–2 mm long; stamens 1 or rarely 2; style usually 3-fid. Nut ± unequally trigonous, obovoid to ellipsoid or broad-ellipsoid, striate and trabeculate, shining, straw-coloured, about half as long as glume, 0.7–0.9 mm long, 0.5–0.7 mm diam. Flowers summer.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtR, VVP. Also Tas. Scattered in cooler parts of Victoria (e.g. Halls Gap, Cape Otway, Healesville, Gelantipy, Marlo, Cann River and Genoa areas). Apparently uncommon, but possibly overlooked due to its superficial similarity to Isolepis inundata.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|