Centrolepis glabra (F.Muell. ex Sond.) Hieron. APNI*
Synonyms: Centrolepis platychlamys Reader APNI*
Description: Annual or ephemeral herb 1–8 cm high.
Leaves few, basal, glabrous; lamina 8–75 mm long, 0.2–0.3 mm wide.
Scapes terete, 1–4.5 cm long, glabrous; head cylindrical, 2–3 mm long, c. 1 mm wide. Primary bracts opposite, somewhat gaping, outer bract with sheath abruptly contracted into capillary lamina 0.8–2.5 mm long, inner bract lacking lamina; sheath herbaceous with hyaline margins, glabrous. Pseudanthia 3–7, bisexual or 1 or 2 lacking the stamen; secondary bracts absent. Female flowers 4–7 per pseudanthium.
Seeds ovoid, c. 0.4 mm long.
Flowering: September–December (rarely autumn).
Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to the southern Riverina, rare. Also from Vic to sw WA; New Zealand.
Grows on bare mud around temporary water, pools and stream margins.
NSW subdivisions: SWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown (1993); edited KL Wilson (Jan 2015)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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