Brizula gracilis (Sonder) Hieron., Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 12:206 (1873).
Synonymy: Brizula gracilis
Common name: Slender aphelia.
Annual 2-4 cm high; leaves filiform, lax, acute, 1-2.5 cm long, glabrous; scapes 1.5-3.5 cm long, glabrous.
Spike ovate, 3-4 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, turned to one side; lowermost bract erect, 3-4 mm long, acuminate, contracted into a linear tip 1-2 mm long, glabrous to papillose, enclosing 1 or 2 male florets often with 1 female floret; upper bracts 5-7, obtuse, 0.8-1.5 mm long, pilose, rounded on the dorsal surface, 3-veined, with broad ciliolate hyaline margins extending to the apex, at first closely imbricate, separating due to growth of the rhachis and ultimately deciduous; female florets lacking secondary bracts.
Seed pale-brown, 0.7 mm long.
On temporarily wet ground, especially the margins of creeks and swamps.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Oct., Nov.
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