Juncus vaginatus R.Br. APNI*
Description: Shortly to strongly rhizomatous perennial.
Culms terete, 30–100 cm long, 1.5–4.5 mm diam., ± soft, yellow-green; culm striations 30–65; pith continuous.
Cataphylls 7–24 cm long, ± lax, abaxially pale yellow to dark yellow-brown, adaxially silvery. Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, usually 7–17 cm long; flowers numerous, densely clustered; lowest involucral bract 11–40 cm long, longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, often tinged red-brown, with ± narrow hyaline margins; outer tepals 2.6–3.2 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 6, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.5–0.9 mm long.
Capsule shorter than to longer than outer tepals, ovoid to ellipsoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp to wet situations in the eastern half of the State (confined to the ranges on the NC).
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld 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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