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Stenotalis ramosissima (Gilg) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson
Telopea 7:369 (1998)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Not Current
Photo of Stenotalis ramosissima (Gilg) B.G.Briggs & L.A.S.Johnson

Brief Description
Helen Coleman, Friday 9 October 1998

Rhizomatous, perennial, tufted grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.2-0.5 m high, culms much-branched; female inflorescences slender, with 1-2-flowers in compound spikelets. Fl. brown, Feb or Apr or Jul to Oct. Sand, peat, ironstone. Seasonally inundated swamps & wet heath.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta-Margaret River, Nannup.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 2 May 2017

Rhizomes tufted, hairy. Basal sheath glabrous, glossy, striate. Culms semi-terete or semi-flattened, internal structure (at base of culm) hollow at base only, glabrous, striate, not marbled, not fasciculate. Culm 230-510 mm long. Sheaths (including blade) appressed throughout, dull, striate, glabrous, margins translucent. Apex elongated, glabrous. Dioecious (with separate male and female plants). Male and female inflorescences distinctly dissimilar, posture (male inflorescences only) Distinctly drooping, Culms branched below the inflorescence. Male spikelet NaN (?) mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, Outer bract NaN (?) mm long, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Perianth glabrous. Inner bract glabrous, margins firm and opaque, Apex acute. Female spikelet 2.5-3.8 mm long. Subtending bract glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Outer bract 1.5-2.3 mm long. Perianth glabrous. 1.6-1.8 mm long. Inner bracts 1.5-1.6 mm long, glabrous, margins thin and translucent, Apex acute. Style one, arising centrally from the ovary apex. 1.7-2.4 mm long. Fruit indehiscent (nut). Flowering Time February, April, July, August, September or October. Botanical Province South-West, IBRA Bioregions Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.