Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Rhynchospora leae C.B.Clarke

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Herbarium specimen. © DERM

Clarke, C.B. (1908) Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information. Additional Series 8 : 34. Type: Queensland Lea (hb. Mus. Brit.).


Stems up to 35 cm tall.


Ligule chartaceous with long hairs on the shoulders and a ridge of very dense short hairs at the top.


Inflorescence with one very long and 2 short leaf-like involucral bracts; 4-5 persistent bristles that are longer than the nut.Glume with dense asperities onthe margin.


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Distribution and Ecology

An endemic species that occurs in NT, CYP, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 650 m. Grows in swampy areas in rainforest, Melaleuca forest also in moist places and along creeks in various types of woodland.

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