Scleria lingulata C.B.Clarke
Clarke, C.B. (1908) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information. Additional Series 8: 58. Type: AUSTRALIA. Providence Hill, F. Mueller.
Scleria sp. A Kimberley Flora, Flora of the Kimberley Region: 1106(1992), Type: ?.
Perennial erect herb 1.5-2 m tall with the stems 3-6 mm diam., angles scabrid.
Leaf scabrid on margins, sheath 30-65 mm long; contraligule narrowly-ovate to triangular, 5-10 mm long; lamina30-60 x 0.7-1.2 cm.
Inflorescence a terminal panicle 4.5-11 cm long usually with 2 smaller axillary panicles; primary bracts erect, longer than the leaves, secondary bracts inconspicuous. Spikelets 4-5 mm long. Anthers with long reddish appendages. Disc deeply 3-lobed, lobes thin and flat, acute.
Nut shiny white, nearly globular, 2-2.5 mm long, minutely hairy, smooth, apiculate.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA and in the NT. Altitudinal range from 20-210 m. Grows along streams in rainforest also in Melaleuca swamp.