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Gahnia filifolia (C.Presl) Kuek. ex Benl
Family Cyperaceae
Gahnia filifolia (C.Presl) Kuek. ex Benl APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial.

Culms slender, 20–45 cm high, 1–4 mm diam.

Leaves channelled, erect, scabrous, as long as or longer than inflorescence; ligule narrow, papery; sheaths dark brown, ± shining. Inflorescence slender, erect, 20–55 cm long, with 8–14 nodes. Spikelets 2-flowered. Glumes 5–7, uppermost 2 or 3 glumes much shorter, dark grey-brown, glabrous to scaberulous, lower glumes with long-mucronate apex, upper mucronate. Stamens 4; anthers 4.5–5.5 mm long (including apical appendage 0.2–0.5 mm long). Style 3-fid.

Nut narrow-ellipsoid, trigonous, 3.0–3.5 mm long, 1.3–1.5 mm diam., smooth, ± isodiametrically reticulate, shining, dark brown.


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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodland, on hillsides, on often rather dry sites, on sandy soils; in the Blue Mtns to Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, ST
AVH map***

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


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