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Sporadanthus interruptus (F.Muell.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Family Restionaceae
Sporadanthus interruptus (F.Muell.) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson APNI*

Synonyms: Lepyrodia interrupta F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Dioecious perennial herb; rhizome shortly creeping.

Culms erect, terete, simple or branched, 15–80 cm high, 0.5–1 mm diam. Cauline sheaths appressed except where subtending a branch, 5–15 mm long, bearing a small to long (towards the base), terete or flat, usually reflexed but caducous lamina, 1–27 mm long.

Flowers in clusters, either distant along the rachis of the inflorescence or, more rarely, few or solitary at the apex of the culm, each cluster in the axil of a broad bract. Tepals rigid in flower, narrow and acute, red when fresh, 2–3.5 mm long, the inner and outer equal in length or the inner slightly longer. Male and female flowers similar.

Fruit c. 1 mm long.

Photo J. & P. Edwards

Photo J. & P. Edwards

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Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in deep sandy peaty soil and on the edges of swamps; north from Port Stephens.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by A. L. Quirico & B. G. Briggs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)

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