Feb 12, 2015



Leptocarpus tenax -  (slender twine rush) smooth greyish green stems 60-100cm tall; leaves reduced to scaly, dark brown leaf sheaths with membranous tip weathering to aristate point. Male flowers in numerous narrow stalked purplish brown spikelets 4mm long in drooping panicles. female spikelets reddish brown less than 10mm long, nearly sesile, few, in erect inflorescences. Nut narrow-ellipsoid 2-3mm long. damp sandy soils in heath sedgeland and low woodland mainly coast in all states of australia. genus entirely endemic to Australia