Carex nemoralis (K.L.Wilson) K.L.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Uncinia nemoralis K.L.Wilson APNI*
Uncinia sp. B sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect, tufted perennial with very short rhizome. Culms trigonous, very slender, 20–55 cm high, c. 0.3 mm diam.
Leaves flat, exceeding culms, 1.6–2.2 mm wide.
Inflorescence loose, 4–6 cm long, including male portion 8–14 mm long. Female glumes deciduous, acute, faintly few-nerved, 3.5–4 mm long, straw-coloured, membranous. Perigynia (utricles) scarcely spreading, trigonous, narrow-ellipsoid, exceeding glumes, 4.7–6 mm long, 1–1.5 mm diam., yellow-brown. Stamens 3.
Nut trigonous, narrow-ellipsoid, c. 3 mm long, 1–1.3 mm diam., yellow-brown, glistening, minutely pusticulate.
Distribution and occurrence: Higher coastal ranges south from Point Lookout area. Also in NE Vic.
Grows in rainforest in mountainous areas, often along creeks.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by K. L. Wilson (1993); edited KL Wilson (March 2014; Aug 2016, Aug 2017)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993); Telopea 5: 620 (1994) as Uncinia nemoralis
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