Tufted annual, grass-like or herb (sedge), 0.05-0.7(-1) m high, inflorescence of 3-many obtuse spikelets, axis slightly winged; glumes 1-1.5 mm long; stamens 1 or 2. Fl. brown-green, Feb to Aug. Clay, basalt, alluvium, sand. Along watercourses, swamps, damp habitats.
Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.
IBRA Regions: Central Kimberley, Dampierland, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Northern Kimberley, Ord Victoria Plain, Pilbara, Victoria Bonaparte.
IBRA Subregions: Augustus, Berkeley, Chichester, Fitzroy Trough, Hamersley, Hart, McLarty, Mitchell, Mount Eliza, Ord, Ord-Victoria Plains P1, Pentecost, Pindanland, Roebourne, South Kimberley Interzone, Victoria Bonaparte P1.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Halls Creek, Port Hedland, Upper Gascoyne, Wyndham-East Kimberley.
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