Ill. Bot. Cook’s Voy. 3: 95, t. 314 (1905) APNI
Tussocks small and open, or occasionally in short dense mats to 20 cm diam. Leaves flat or folded to inrolled, (8–)13–47 cm long, 0.5–5(–8.5) mm wide, green or glaucous; margins usually scabrous to some extent; basal sheath gradually tapering distally, eventually slightly torn, sometimes resulting in a lattice arrangement of torn tissue, whitish, or occasionally ± intact and purplish-brown; apex subacute. Male and female inflorescences dissimilar; male inflorescence usually branched with branches alternate or occasionally some whorled; female inflorescence less branched than male inflorescence or unbranched, with a short or mostly hidden non-flowering axis. Flowers with perianth cream-coloured to yellow; male flowers subglobular, 1.5–2 mm long with outer perianth segments shorter than the thicker inner ones; female flowers more tubular than the male flowers, c 3 mm long.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim.
This widespread eastern Australian species has been divided into 3 subspecies by Lee (1966); however, the 2 subspecies which occur in Victoria are occasionally difficult to distinguish and in some areas a puzzling array of variation may be found suggesting that the species is in need of revision. Further entities are likely to be recognised as a result.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|