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Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM

Fimbristylis pauciflora

Family

Cyperaceae

Botanical Name

Fimbristylis pauciflora R.Br.

Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 225. Type: ?.

Stem

Densely tufted perennial 10-30 cm tall.

Leaves

Leaves reduced to membranous ferruginous sheath that does not break up into fibres, ligule absent.

Flowers

Inflorescence a single terminal spikelet without involucral bractsvc; spikelet erectacute, 4-9 -flowered; rachilla winged. Glumes spiral, cartilaginous, erect, lanceolate and acute, with a weakly developed green keel, indistinctly 3-5 nerved; style minutely and sparsely ciliate.

Fruit

Nut obtusely trigonous with convex faces, dorsiventrally compressed, obovoid and white to brown with widely spaced large papillae.

Seedlings

Features not available.

Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and CQ. Altitudinal range from sea level to 440 m. Grows in notophyll vine forest, Melaleuca forest, eucalypt forest and swampy areas in various types of woodland.

WA

X

NT

X

CYP

X

NEQ

X

Grass

X

RFK Code

4212