Common name: Bog Saw-sedge
Gahnia subaequiglumis S.T.Blake APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial. Culms 30–60 cm high, 3–5 mm diam.
Leaves flat, erect to spreading, scabrous, longer than inflorescence; ligule narrow, papery; sheaths brown, dull.
Inflorescence erect, narrow, 20–65 cm long, with 10–12 nodes. Spikelets 2-flowered. Glumes 6 or 7, the uppermost glume much shorter, dark brown to black, scaberulous, with apex long- to short-mucronate. Stamens 3 or 4; anthers 1.7–2.3 mm long excluding apical appendage c. 0.2 mm long. Style 3-fid.
Nut narrow-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, trigonous or rarely 4-angled, 4.0–4.5 mm long, 1.5–2.0 mm diam., reticulate, shining, red.
Distribution and occurrence: In coastal areas south from Sydney region, and eastern edge of tablelands.
Grows near swamps and in drier situations in heath, woodland and open forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by K. L. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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