Scleria P.J.Bergius

Razor Grass

23 species in Aust. (3 endemic); Qld, NSW, NT, WA

Scleria mackaviensis Boeck.

Perennial rhizomatous herb, glabrous. Culms 3-angular, up to 1 m high but usually much less. Leaves flat, linear, usually as long as the culms, scabrous. Spikelets unisexual, monoecious, in several clusters towards the end of the culm, c. 2 mm long; male spikelets with several flowers; stamens 3; female spikelets with a solitary flower; style 3-fid; perianth absent but possibly represented by the swollen disc at the base of the ovary. Nut whitish, tuberculate, with the base of the style persistent as a minute mucro. Razorback Range. Open forest