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Isolepis sepulcralis Steud.
Family Cyperaceae
Isolepis sepulcralis Steud. APNI*

Description: Small tufted annual.

Culms filiform, 4–25 cm high.

Leaves with blade to 10 cm long. Spikelets 1–3, 1.5–3 mm long; involucral bract much exceeding spikelets. Glumes acute, with sides conspicuously 3- or 4-nerved, 0.5–1 mm long, hyaline to pale brown, often tinged dark red-brown. Stamens 1 or 2. Style 3-fid.

Nut unequally triquetrous, ellipsoid, about two-thirds as long as glume, 0.4–0.6 mm long, c. 0.3 mm diam., minutely roughened, glistening, dark brown to blackish.


Flowering: spring.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist places; in scattered localities near Taree and in Sydney region. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *Vic.
AVH map***

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


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