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Centrolepis polygyna (R.Br.) Hieron.
Family Centrolepidaceae
Centrolepis polygyna (R.Br.) Hieron. APNI*

Description: Tufted annual herb 1–7 cm high.

Leaves few-many, not distichous, glabrous; lamina 3–12 mm long, 0.5–0.8 mm wide.

Scapes terete, 1–6 cm long, glabrous, rarely reduced and the head subsessile; head ± cylindrical, 3–5 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide. Primary bracts opposite, closely sheathing, outer bract with sheath passing abruptly into ± recurved lamina 3–20 mm long, inner bract lacking lamina; sheath cartilaginous, brown, margins sometimes paler, glabrous. Pseudanthia 1–3, bisexual; secondary bracts absent or rarely 1, < 1.8 mm long, brown, scarious. Female flowers 6–30.

Seeds ovoid, 0.5–0.8 mm long.


Habit
Photo D. Hardin

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: July–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, sclerophyll forest, heath, scrub, lake margins and mallee on sands and other infertile soils; south and west from Wellington-Talbragar district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: 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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