Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Scleria lithosperma (L.) Sw. var. lithosperma
Bentham, G. (1878) Flora Australiensis 7: 430.
Florida Keys nutrush; Slender nutrush
Tufted perennial with slender stems 40-60 cm or more tall.
Inflorescence 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.
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Distribution and Ecology
Scleria lithosperma (L.) Sw., Nova Genera & Species Plantarum seu Prodromus : 18(1788). Scirpus lithospermus L., Species Plantarum 1: 51(1753), Type: Rheede, Hort. Malab, pl. 48 (1693).
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