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Fuirena incrassata S.T.Blake
Family Cyperaceae
Fuirena incrassata S.T.Blake APNI*

Description: Slender pubescent annual.

Culms compressed-terete, glabrous to spreading-hispid, to 45 cm high, to 1.5 mm diam.

Leaves to 3 mm wide. Inflorescence of several clusters on branches to 12 cm long. Spikelets 8–14 mm long. Glumes 2.5–4 mm long including mucro 1–2.5 mm long, dark green-grey to blackish near apex, hyaline to pale brown below. Hypogynous bristles a quarter to half as long as scales, brown. Hypogynous scales thickened, pentagonal in outline, 3–5-nerved, with inflated obtuse to acute apex with mucro about as long as body of scale, and with base tapering to truncate, brown. Anthers 0.2–0.5 mm long.

Nut triquetrous, obovoid to ellipsoid, 0.7–1 mm long, 0.5–0.7 mm diam., smooth, pale yellow to dark golden brown.

Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows along stream-lines and in seasonally wet situations in woodland; south to Narrabri and west to Byrock, also collected in Casino district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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***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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