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Family: Centrolepidaceae
Aphelia gracilis

Citation: Brizula gracilis (Sonder) Hieron., Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 12:206 (1873).

Synonymy: Brizula gracilis

Common name: Slender aphelia.

Description:
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.

Distribution:  On temporarily wet ground, especially the margins of creeks and swamps.

S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE.   N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Oct., Nov.


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