Juncus amabilis Edgar APNI*
Description: Shortly rhizomatous perennial.
Culms terete, 50–110 cm long, 1.0–2.5 mm diam., ± soft, grey-green, ± glaucous; culm striations 30–60; pith very interrupted.
Cataphylls 10–15 cm long, ± lax, abaxially yellow-brown to very dark red-brown or black at base, adaxially silvery. Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse or head-like; 1–5 (occasionally to 10) cm long; flowers numerous, densely to loosely clustered; lowest involucral bract 10–33 cm long, longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, with broad hyaline margins; outer tepals 1.8–2.5 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3 (rarely to 6), shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.4–0.7 mm long.
Capsule slightly longer than or equalling outer tepals, ellipsoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp places; scattered in the Murray R. valley from Albury west to Tooleybuc, introduced in Sydney region.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, SWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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