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Gahnia lanigera (R.Br.) Benth.
Family Cyperaceae
Gahnia lanigera (R.Br.) Benth. APNI*

Description: Tufted perennial. Culms slender, 15–30 cm high, 0.5–1 mm diam.

Leaves filiform, channelled, erect, pungent, smooth, longer than culm, shorter than or equalling inflorescence; ligule woolly; sheaths dark brown to black, shining at least in part.

Inflorescence slender, erect, 4–20 cm long, with 2–5 nodes. Spikelets 2-flowered. Glumes 7–9, similar in size, dark grey-brown, glabrous, with apex acuminate to long-acute. Stamens 3; anthers 0.7–1.4 mm long excluding apical appendage c. 0.1 mm long. Style 3-fid.

Nut oblong-obovoid, trigonous, 1.4–2.0 mm long, 0.7–0.8 mm diam., granulate, glistening, straw-coloured to mid-brown.


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Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: West from the Euston region.

Grows in mallee.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson (1993); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2012)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


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