Juncus remotiflorus L.A.S.Johnson APNI*
Synonyms: Juncus sp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Slender, shortly rhizomatous perennial. Culms terete, 15–70 cm long, 0.9–2.0 (rarely to 2.7) mm diam., very soft (often flattened and splitting when dry), grey-green to blue-green; culm striations 25–60; pith interrupted.
Cataphylls 3–13 cm long, ± tight, abaxially yellow to dark yellow-brown at base, adaxially silvery to golden brown.
Inflorescence pseudolateral, diffuse, 7–19 cm long; flowers numerous, solitary, widely separated; lowest involucral bract 3–20 cm long, shorter than to longer than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown, often red-tinged, with ± broad hyaline margins; outer tepals 2.5–3.5 mm long, longer than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3–6, shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.5–0.9 mm long.
Capsule shorter than or equalling outer tepals, obovoid to ovoid, obtuse, not or scarcely apiculate, golden brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Mainly Tablelands and Western Slopes, extending towards the coast from the southern part of NC to Jervis Bay, and extending west to Narrabri and the Cocoparra Ra.
Commonly grows in only temporarily wet situations such as minor watercourses.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Hybridizes with J. subsecundus.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff (1993); edited KL Wilson (July 2016, Nov 2022)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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