Caustis R.Br.

Leaves reduced to brown scales sheathing the culm Caustis
Ultimate branches flexuose, curved into spirals. Culms up to 60 cm high
Stamens 3. Spikelets functionally bisexual. Flower-bearing branches usually all flexuose. Widespread. Ss. Heath and DSF Caustis flexuosa
Stamens 5–6. Spikelets functionally unisexual with males and females on separate culms. Branches bearing male spikelets considerably less flexuose than those bearing female spikelets