Bot. Repos. 2: t. 81 (as Sowerbia juncea) (1800) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Plants tufted, to c. 60 cm high, shortly rhizomatous. Roots non-tuberous. Leaves erect, linear, subterete to terete, 5–50 cm long, c. 1–2 mm wide. Inflorescence an umbel, 1.5–3.5 cm wide, subtended by several ovate, papery bracts to c. 8 mm long; pedicels 5–7 mm long. Flowers 20–40 per umbel, pink or purplish; perianth segments spreading, elliptic, 5–8 mm long, the inner whorl slightly longer than outer and thinner-textured; fertile stamens 3.4–5 mm long, alternating with 3 staminodes of approximately equal length. Capsule 2–3 mm long, with 3–6 black, angular and minutely verrucose seeds, 2–2.5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Dec.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF, Strz, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Locally common in damp, near-coastal heath and woodland communities in the far east (from near Mario to the NSW border) with scattered, disjunct occurrences in the northern part of Wilsons Promontory and areas between Traralgon and Sale south to near Yarram.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|