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Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM
Cyperus haspan subsp. juncoides
Cyperus haspan subsp. juncoides (Lam.) Kuk.
Kukenthal, G. (1926) Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 23: 184. Type: ?.
Cyperus juncoides Lam., Tableau Encyclopédique et Methodique ... Botanique 1: 147(1791), Type: North America.
Rhizome creeping so that the culms are solitary. Culms strongly triquetrous, up to 100 cm tall.
Leaves mostly reduced to bladeless sheaths 2-10 cm long, slightly septate-nodulose, 2-5 mm wide.
Inflorescence compound with 5-20 primary branches up to 15 cm long; digitate clusters to ca. 20 mm diam.; involucral bracts large and leaf-like, 1 slightly longer than inflorescence. Spikelets flattened, 3-10 per cluster, 5-10 x 1-2 mm, 10-35 -flowered; rachilla visible between the glumes. Glumes obtuse with prominent green 3-nerved midrib, 1-1.8 mm long
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Distribution and Ecology
A Pantropical species, occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ to Evans Head in the south of NSW. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 920 m. Grows along streams in rainforest, in Melaleuca-pandanus swamps and well watered places in various types of woodland.