Cent. Pl. 2: 6 (1756) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)
Dwarf tufted annual, curry-scented when dried. Culms triquetrous, smooth, 2–15 cm high, to 1.5 mm diam. Leaves not septate-nodulose, as long as culms or shorter, to 2 mm wide. Inflorescence simple with 1–5 branches to 4 cm long, or head-like; spikes or subdigitate clusters oblong-ovoid to globose, to 2 cm diam.; involucral bracts leaf-like, 1 or 2 exceeding inflorescence. Spikelets flattened, numerous per cluster, 4–14 mm long, 2–4 mm wide in side view, 4–30-flowered; rachilla not winged; spikelet mostly falling as unit; glumes acuminate, long-mucronate, with sides 2–4-nerved, hyaline, yellow-brown to red-brown, 1–2.5 mm long (excluding mucro to 1 mm long); stamen 1; style 3-fid. Nut trigonous, narrow-obovoid to linear, red-brown to blackish, one-third to two-thirds as long as body of glume, 0.6–1 mm long, 0.2–0.5 mm diam. Flowers spring–summer.
Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW. Pantropical. Known in Victoria only from collections made in the vicinity of Little Desert in 1895 and apparently now extinct in the State.
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