Schoenoplectus mucronatus, Fam. Cyperaceae
Robust, perennial sedge with erect, tufted stems that are triangular in cross-section. Up to 1m tall and 3-8mm wide.
|Form or habit:||Sedges, Rushes and allies|
Reduced to sheathing scales.
|Flower description:||Pseudo-lateral and clustered together in a dense head with few to many spikelets, subtended by one bract that looks like, and is continuous with, the stem.|
|Fruit description:||Dark brown nuts.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, littoral rainforest, rainforest, wetland.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Asia, Europe.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, Asia, Europe.|
|Notes:||Occurs in wet sites.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|