Tufted perennial, grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.3-0.7(-1) m high, differs from the typical variety by smaller glumes with a shorter mucro and smaller nuts. Fl. yellow-brown, Mar to Aug. Sand. Stony beds of seasonal streams.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.
IBRA Regions: Dampierland, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, McLarty, Mitchell, Roebourne, South Kimberley Interzone, Victoria Bonaparte P1.
IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Wyndham-East Kimberley.
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