Carex debilior (F.Muell.) K.L.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Uncinia debilior F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Slender, tufted perennial sedge. Culms filiform, 15–50 cm tall.
Leaves grass-like, 5–10 cm longer than culms, 0.5–1.0 mm wide.
Inflorescence spike-like, slender, 4–7 cm long, lowermost 20–30 flowers female, uppermost 5–10 flowers male. Spikelets 1-flowered; glumes acute, 4–5 mm long. Perigynia (utricles) slender, more or less as long as glume; hooked bristle 3.5–4 mm long. Style 3-fid.
Nut enclosed by utricle.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe Island.
In low forest on and near summits of Mts Gower and Lidgbird.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Text by K.L. Wilson (2006; edited Aug 2011; Aug 2016; Aug 2017)
Taxon concept: P.S. Green, Flora of Australia vol 49 (1994) as Uncinia debilior
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