Juncus remotiflorus L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Juncus sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Slender, shortly rhizomatous perennial.
Culms terete, 15–70 cm long, 0.9–2.0 (rarely to 2.7) mm diam., very soft (often flattened and splitting when dry), grey-green to blue-green; culm striations 25–60; pith interrupted.
Cataphylls 3–13 cm long, ± tight, abaxially yellow to dark yellow-brown at base, adaxially silvery to golden brown. Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 7–19 cm long; flowers numerous, solitary, widely separated; lowest involucral bract 3–20 cm long, shorter than to longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, often red-tinged, with ± broad hyaline margins; outer tepals 2.5–3.5 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3–6, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.5–0.9 mm long.
Capsule shorter than or equalling outer tepals, obovoid to ovoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Commonly grows in only temporarily wet situations such as minor watercourses; mainly Tablelands and Western Slopes, extending towards the coast from the southern part of NC to Jervis Bay, and extending west to Narrabri and the Cocoparra Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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