Eleocharis obicis L.A.S.Johnson & O.D.Evans

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 4: 71 (1968) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tufted perennial with very short rhizome. Culms terete, to c. 30 cm high, c. 1 mm diam. Spikelet linear-cylindrical, 2–3 cm long; glumes obtuse, striate, with a fairly prominent midrib and broad hyaline margins, straw-coloured, usually tinged red-brown, 4–5 mm long; hypogynous bristles 2–7, reduced or half as long as nut, unequal; stamens 3; anthers 1.5–3.8 mm long; style 3-fid. Nut unequally trigonous with angles acute, obovoid, narrowed to a distinct neck, pale yellow to dark brown, c. 1.5 mm long, c. 1.2 mm diam, shallowly pitted; external cells isodiametric, occasionally slightly elongated horizontally; style-base c. one-third as long as and c. one-third as wide as nut. Flowers spring–summer.

MuM, VRiv, Wim. Rare, occurring in grasslands, associated with ephemeral wetlands and gilgai hollows.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-09-09
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Cyperaceae
genus Eleocharis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Eleocharis obicis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Eleocharis obicis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native

State distribution

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New South Wales