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Isolepis hookeriana Boeckeler
Family Cyperaceae
Isolepis hookeriana Boeckeler APNI*

Description: Small tufted annual.

Culms filiform, to 12 (rarely to 25) cm high.

Leaves reduced; blade to 10 mm long. Spikelets 1–4 per inflorescence, 1.5–5 mm long; involucral bract shorter than to slightly exceeding inflorescence. Glumes obtuse, sides nerveless or 1- or 2-nerved, 1.2–1.5 mm long, straw-coloured to dark red-brown. Stamens 3 or rarely 2. Style 3-fid.

Nut terete, globose to broad-ellipsoid, about half as long as glume, 0.5–0.7 mm long, 0.4–0.5 mm diam., striate and trabeculate, white to olive-grey or blackish, opalescent.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flowering: winter–spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist situations; widespread but scattered on coast and tablelands, west to Bourke, Mt Hope, and Moama.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by K. L. Wilson
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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