Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 1:92 (1805) subsp. longifolia.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Spiny-headed mat-rush.
Leaves mostly radical, c. 50 cm long, 4-8 mm broad, usually 2-toothed at the summit.
Flowers sessile in clusters along the whorled erect branches of a rigid panicle 12-30 cm long, the clusters subtended and usually much exceeded by long rigid lanceolate bracts, the bracteoles surrounding the flowers small and white; male perianth 3-4 mm long, the 3 outer segments thin, free, about as long as the inner ones, which are thicker, yellow and united in a tube in the lower part; broad filaments inserted in the tube.
Capsule ovoid, c. 6 mm long, smooth.
Williams (1984) Native plants of Queensland, p. 181; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 189.
S.Aust.: SL, SE. All States except W.Aust. and the N.T.
Flowering time: Oct. — Dec.
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