Common name: Streaked Arrowgrass
Triglochin striata Ruiz & Pav. APNI*
Synonyms: Triglochin striatum Ruiz & Pav. APNI*
Description: Slender, erect rhizomatous perennial to c. 30 cm high.
Leaves to 30 cm long and 1–3 mm wide arising in distinct tufts separated by several nodes along an extensive rhizome; sheath with a distinct obtuse ligule.
Inflorescence a spike-like raceme usually 2–15 cm long and < 1 cm wide. Flowers c. 2 mm long, on short pedicels. Perianth segments c. 1 mm long. Often some stamens not fertile. Fertile carpels 3, alternating with 3 sterile ones.
Fruit ± globose, c. 2 mm long; narrower sterile carpels remain attached to pedicel when fertile carpels fall.
Flowering: during warmer months.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in periodically inundated salt marshes or shallow saline aquatic habitats.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CWS, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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