Scleria lithosperma var. linearis Benth.
Bentham, G. (1878) Flora Australiensis 7: 430. Type: Queensland. Brisbane River, F. Mueller.
Slender nutrush; Florida Keys nutrush
Tufted perennial with slender stems 40-60 cm or more tall.
nflorescence narrow, very loose and up to 30 cm long, with a terminal panicle and 2-3 diatant axillary ones; spikelets few; primary bracts usually much exceeding their panicles. Spikelets bisexual, 1-3 in clusters, with 1 female flower and a few to several male flowers, 3-5 mm long. Glumes ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, with a green scabrid keel, rest streaked reddish brown. Disc reduced to a narrow, brown, minutely glandular ring concrete with the base of the nut.
Features not available.
May be distinguished from var. lithosperma by the surface texture of the nut.