Description: Perennial, tufted or rhizomatous sedges.
Leaf blades often poorly developed.
Inflorescences terminal, spikelets clustered in dense heads or panicle-like. Style 3-fid.
Small hypogynous disc (gynophore) often falling attached to the base of the achene.
Distribution and occurrence: One species in coastal NSW; also Vic, Tas, SA, WA; New Zealand; most species (c. 70) in Africa (Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar).
Text by KL Wilson (Oct 2006)
Taxon concept: KL Wilson (Oct 2006)
|One species in NSW: Ficinia nodosa|