Telopea 7: 359 (1998) APNI
Stems 30–100 cm long, green, flattened, green tissue interrupted by lines of enlarged epidermal cells or by pillar cells (lacking chloroplasts), striate, at least when dry; glabrous or hairy, sometimes with a greyish covering of closely appressed, broad, multicellular hairs. Sheathing leaves 10–25 mm long, closely appressed, thin, pale; apex obtuse. Male spikelets 5–8(–11) mm long. Male flowers with anthers exserted on slender filaments. Female spikelets 5–10 mm long; floral bracts overlapping, 4–8 mm long (those of male spikelets slightly shorter than those of female), with apex long-acuminate. Style exserted and usually curved Flowers (Sep.–)Nov.–Mar.(–Jun.).
EGL, EGU, Glep, GGr, HSF, VVP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Locally common in damp heathlands, often with Xanthorrhoea species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|