Gymnostachys R.Br.

1 species endemic Aust.; Qld, NSW

Gymnostachys anceps R.Br.

Erect perennial with tuberous roots. Leaves tough, fibrous, linear, often 1–2 m long, basal. Flowering stems 1–2 m high, flattened or 4-angled, with acute often scariose edges. Spadices with or without a minute spathe, 2–6 clustered together in the axils of leafy bracts in the upper portion of the flowering stem, slender, up to c. 15 cm long. Flowers bisexual, small, sessile, not closely packed. Perianth segments 4, scale-like, in 2 whorls. Stamens 4, opposite the perianth segments. Ovary oblong, 1-locular, with 1 ovule; stigma sessile. Fruit a berry, ovoid or globular, 5–8 mm long. Sheltered gullies and RF. Settler’s Flax