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Family: Cyperaceae
Baumea arthrophylla

Citation: Boeckeler, Linnaea 38:242 (1874).

Synonymy: Chapelliera arthrophylla Nees in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2:77 (1846); Cladium arthrophyllum (Nees) F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 9:14 (1875); Cladium huttonii Kirk, Trans. N.Z. Inst. 9:551 (1877); B. huttonii (Kirk) S.T. Blake, Contrib. Qld Herb. 8:29 (1969); Machaerina huttonii (Kirk) Koyama, Bot. Mag., Tokyo 69:64 (1956).

Common name: None

Stems 1-2 m high, slender, subterete or compressed, at times somewhat pitted or indistinctly septate; rhizome c. 3 mm diam., hard and woody; stem leaf 1, with a short lamina or almost reduced to the sheath; bracts almost or quite reduced to their sheaths which are more or less membranous, a light green-brown.

Panicle narrow, interrupted, 10-25 cm long, the branches usually in distant clusters; spikelets brown, 2- or 3-flowered, clustered, the clusters mostly close together giving the branches the appearance of spikes; glumes ciliate, the keels tubercular-scabrous.

Nut oblong or somewhat obovate, 2-2.25 x 1-1.3 mm, trigonous, light-brown, with the small pyramidal slightly pubescent style base usually darker or not much differentiated from the lower part.

Distribution:    All States.   New Zealand.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Sept. — March.

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