Juncus revolutus R.Br. APNI*
Synonyms: Juncus revoltus R.Br. - wrong spelling of revolutus! APNI*
Description: Tufted, rhizomatous perennial.
Culms terete to ± compressed, 5–30 cm long, 0.4–1.3 mm diam.
Leaves basal, from shorter than to longer than culms; blade ± flat (slightly thickened towards base), 0.4–1.2 mm wide; auricles usually shorter than 0.5 mm long, rarely to 0.7 mm; sheath pale yellowish. Inflorescence terminal, diffuse, 1–7 cm long, 1–15-flowered; flowers solitary or loosely clustered; involucral bract 1, well-developed, 0.7–6 cm long ± equalling inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, with broad yellowish to red-brown margins; outer tepals 5.0–5.7 (rarely 4.5) mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 6, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 1.2–1.7 (rarely to 2) mm long, longer than filaments.
Capsule ± equalling outer tepals, ellipsoid to oblong, obtuse, not apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Mostly in somewhat saline habitats; scattered records from Armidale, Mullaley and Merriwa districts.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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