Juncus flavidus L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Strongly rhizomatous perennial. Culms terete, 25–90 cm long, 1.2–3.5 mm diam., ± hard, yellow-green; culm striations 38–90; pith mostly very interrupted.
Cataphylls 7–17 cm long, lax, abaxially yellow to dark golden brown at base, adaxially silvery to golden brown.
Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 3–17 cm long; flowers numerous, loosely to densely clustered or solitary; lowest involucral bract 5–30 cm long, longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, occasionally red-tinged, with ± broad hyaline or yellowish margins; outer tepals 2.2–3.5 mm long, longer than inner tepals. Stamens 3 (occasionally to 6), shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.6–1.0 mm long.
Capsule shorter than to occasionally longer than outer tepals, ellipsoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Mainly in inland divisions.
Grows in seasonally and briefly wet situations.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ?CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Culms have sunken stomates (as seen in cross-section), and very crowded striations.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff (1993); edited KL Wilson (July 2016)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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