Prodr. 213 (1810) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Small tufted annual. Culms triquetrous above, flattened below, smooth or scabrous, 2–20 cm high, 1–2 mm diam. Leaves not septate-nodulose, 1–2 mm wide, mostly shorter than culms and often reduced to sheaths. Inflorescence simple with 3–7 branches to 8 cm long, or head-like; digitate clusters to 1.5 cm diam.; involucral bracts leaf-like, the lowest erect and appearing as a continuation of the culm, often much longer than inflorescence. Spikelets flattened, 2–8 per cluster, to 20-flowered, 5–10 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide; rachilla not winged, persistent; glumes excurved-mucronate, with sides 1-nerved, whitish with obviously reticulate keel, 1–1.5 mm long; stamens 1 or 2. Nut triquetrous, broad-obovoid, brown, c. one-half as long as glume, c. 0.5 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam. Flowers spring–summer.
MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. Japan, Korea. Rare in Victoria, occurring in seasonally wet sites (e.g. lake and river margins), recorded only from Mildura, Dimboola, Goroke and Cobram areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|