Triglochin nana F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Triglochin nanum F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Slender caespitose annual or ephemeral to c. 10 cm high with filiform leaves to c. 5 cm long.
Inflorescence a spike-like raceme to c. 5 cm long, exceeding the leaves.
Flowers on pedicels 1–5 mm long. Perianth segments c. 0.5 mm long. Fertile carpels 3, alternating with 3 sterile ones.
Fruit almost linear but tapering to the summit, 5–6 mm long, c. 1 mm diam. near base; fertile carpels each with 2 short, downwards-pointing spurs, falling free from the ± persistent central axis.
Flowering: Growing and flowering in response to rainfall.
Distribution and occurrence: In shallow seasonal or ephemeral wetlands.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A. Tas. N.T. W.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs; updated L. Murray Feb 2017
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993) as Triglochin centrocarpa [a misapplication]
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