Centrolepis fascicularis Labill. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb forming dense cushions 3–20 cm diam.
Leaves numerous, obscurely distichous; sheath with multicellular hairs, margins hyaline; lamina 8–45 mm long, c. 0.8 mm wide, glabrous or with scattered hairs.
Scape terete, 2–6 cm long, glabrous; head ovoid, c. 3 mm long, 3–4 mm wide. Primary bracts subopposite, gaping, subequal; bracts with sheath tapering to a glabrous leaf-like apex c. 2 mm long; sheath herbaceous with narrow-hyaline margins, hairy. Pseudanthia 7–14, bisexual; secondary bracts 2 per pseudanthium, c. 3 mm long, hyaline, usually truncate; female flowers 2–4 per pseudanthium.
Seeds ovoid, c. 0.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal swamps to alpine peat bogs, occurring where the water table is high; widespread on the coast and tablelands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. ?W.A. S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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