Juncus procerus E.Mey. APNI*
Description: Strongly rhizomatous perennial.
Culms terete, 65–145 cm long, 3.0–10 mm diam., ± soft, mid-green; culm striations 65–160; pith interrupted, with large lacunae.
Cataphylls 9–35 cm long, lax, abaxially dark red-brown to black at base, adaxially golden brown to coppery. Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 4–13 cm long; flowers numerous, loosely to densely clustered; lowest involucral bract 9–19 cm long, longer than (rarely shorter than) inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, with broad hyaline margins; outer tepals 1.9–3.0 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.3–0.8 mm long.
Capsule slightly shorter than to equalling outer tepals, ellipsoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown, often darker at apex.
Distribution and occurrence: Scattered in moist habitats, south from Gloucester Tops.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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