Benl, Reprium nov. Spec. Regni veg. 44:196 (1938).
Synonymy: G. psittacorum sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 169 (1943), on Labill.
, Cladium psittacorum
Common name: Tall saw-sedge.
Stems stout, c. 2 m high; leaves inrolled, very scabrous, with long subulate points; panicle compound, oblong, 40-60 cm long, 3-6 cm broad, the branches erect or drooping.
Spikelets very numerous, at first brown, finally black, not clustered, 2-flowered; empty glumes c. 0, obtuse, mucronate; flowering glumes small, obtuse; stamens 4-6; one or more of the style branches 2-fid.
Nut obovoid, obtuse,-4 x 1.5-2 mm, slightly quadrangular with convex sides, yellow-red to finally bright-red, smooth, shiny, with the circular base and apex black.
S.Aust.: SE. Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: throughout the year.
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