Hieron., Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 12:209 (1873).
Synonymy: Devauxia glabra F. Muell. ex Sonder, Linnaea 28:226 (1856).
Common name: Smooth centrolepis.
Annual or ephemeral herb 1-4, exceptionally to 8 cm high, forming small scattered tufts, dull-green or becoming reddish; leaves few, linear to filiform, acute, 1-8 cm long, 0.5-1 mm wide, lax, flattened, glabrous; innermost leaf reduced to an obtuse hyaline sheath.
Scapes few, terete, filiform, 1-7 cm long, glabrous; head cylindrical, 2-3 mm long, c. 0.7 mm wide; primary bracts opposite, somewhat gaping, glabrous, herbaceous, the outer bract with a capillary lamina 0.8-3 mm long, the inner one acute without a lamina; pseudanthia 4-6; secondary bracts absent; female florets 5-7 per pseudanthium; styles connate at the base only.
Seed c. 0.5 mm long.
On mud around temporary freshwater pools and stream margins.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: Oct., Nov.
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