Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Scleria levis Retz.
Retzius, A.J. (1786) Observationes Botanicae : 13.
Rhizomatous perennial, stems 30-90 cm tall, sharply triquetrous with bulbous bases covered in reddish brown strongly winged sheaths.
Inflorescence narrow, consisting of a terminal panicle and 1-2 smaller lateral ones, peduncle scabrous. Spikelets unisexual, in clusters of 2-4; male spikelets oblong-lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, female spikelets ovate, 4-6 mm long; glume with a prominent green keel, sides deep rusty red to purplish brown. Disc strongly 3-lobed with pointed apices.
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