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Centrolepis fascicularis Labill.
Family Centrolepidaceae
Centrolepis fascicularis Labill. APNI*

Description: Perennial herb forming dense cushions 3–20 cm diam.

Leaves numerous, obscurely distichous; sheath with multicellular hairs, margins hyaline; lamina 8–45 mm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, glabrous or with scattered hairs.

Scape terete, 2–6 cm long, glabrous; head ovoid, c. 3 mm long, 3–4 mm wide. Primary bracts subopposite, gaping, subequal; bracts with sheath tapering to a glabrous leaf-like apex c. 2 mm long; sheath herbaceous with narrow-hyaline margins, hairy. Pseudanthia 7–14, bisexual; secondary bracts 2 per pseudanthium, c. 3 mm long, hyaline, usually truncate; female flowers 2–4 per pseudanthium. Seeds ovoid, c. 0.5 mm long.


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Flowering: Nov.–Feb.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal swamps to alpine peat bogs, occurring where the water table is high; widespread on the coast and tablelands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. ?W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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