Juncus gregiflorus L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Description: Shortly rhizomatous perennial. Culms terete, 50–140 cm long, 1.1–3.0 (rarely to 3.5) mm diam., ± soft, yellow-green to mid-green; culm striations 30–65 (occasionally to 75); pith interrupted with large lacunae or occasionally continuous above.
Cataphylls 10–22 cm long, lax, abaxially dark yellow-brown to dark red-brown at base, adaxially golden brown.
Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 1–5 cm long; flowers numerous, densely or occasionally loosely clustered; lowest involucral bract 5–19 cm long, longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, with narrow hyaline margins; outer tepals 1.6–2.1 occasionally to 2.5 mm long, longer than inner tepals. Stamens 3, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.3–0.6 mm long.
Capsule equalling or slightly longer than outer tepals, ellipsoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown or rarely dark golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows beside streams; south from Lithgow.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff (1993); edited KL Wilson (Nov 2022)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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