Tufted annual, grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.02-0.35 m high, spikelets usually few to many in a head, rarely solitary; stamens 1(-2). Fl. brown, Feb to Sep. Red, yellow or grey sand, loam, sandstone, alluvium, granite. Rock crevices, margins of watercourses, low-lying flats.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Central Kimberley, Central Ranges, Coolgardie, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Tanami, Victoria Bonaparte, Yalgoo.
IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Berkeley, Cape Range, Carnegie, Central, Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Edel, Fitzroy Trough, Fortescue, Geraldton Hills, Hamersley, Hart, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, Rudall, Shield, South Kimberley Interzone, Southern Cross, Tallering, Tanami P1, Trainor, Victoria Bonaparte P1, Western Murchison, Wooramel.
IMCRA Regions: Bonaparte Gulf, Canning, Groote, Kimberley, Ningaloo, Pilbara (nearshore).
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Carnarvon, Cue, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Halls Creek, Karratha, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Port Hedland, Sandstone, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna, Wyndham-East Kimberley, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.
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