Isolepis habra (Edgar) Soják APNI*
Synonyms: Scirpus habrus Edgar APNI*
Description: Slender shortly rhizomatous perennial, occasionally proliferating.
Culms filiform, 7–30 cm high.
Leaves well-developed; blade to 12 cm long. Spikelets 2 or 3, rarely reduced to 1, 2–3 mm long; involucral bract exceeding inflorescence. Glumes ± acute, not or scarcely mucronate, sides ± conspicuously 3- or 4-nerved, 1.3–1.8 mm long, straw-coloured tinged red-brown or uniformly dark red-brown. Stamens 2 or rarely 3 in the lower flowers in a spikelet, 1 in upper; anthers 0.5–0.7 mm long. Style 3-fid.
Nut equally trigonous, with angles well-defined, ellipsoid to broad-ellipsoid or ovoid, about three-quarters as long as glume, 0.8–1.4 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm diam., minutely roughened, glistening, straw-coloured to pale red-brown.
Distribution and occurrence: South from near Dorrigo along the coast and tablelands. Also in Vic, Tas and New Zealand.
Grows in moist places.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NWS, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by K. L. Wilson (1993); edited KL Wilson (July 2020)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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