Isachne sharpii B.K.Simon
Simon, B.K. (2010) Austrobaileya 8(2): 206-209. Type: Queensland. Cook District: Palm Road, Cape Tribulation, 21 April 2001, D.Sharp 293.
Creeping grass, leaves distichous.
Panicles terminal, sparsely branched, few spikelets. Each spikelet has 2 florets, one bisexual and one female. Glumea ca. 3 mm long, minutely hairy. Florets face each other with a flat surface. Lemma ca. 2 x 1 mm, concave, no awn. Palea <2 x 1 mm, slightly smaller than lemma. Stamens 3, ca. 1.25 mm long, filaments ca 0.5 mm long. Ovary green with transluicent lodicules, ca. 0.5 mm long, fleshy. Style and stigma ca. 1 mm long. Stigma purple, plumose.
Known only from a small area near Cape Tribulation in NEQ. Altitudinal range near sea level. Grows in Licuala swamp forest and rainforest in damp soil or in shallow water.