Lipocarpha R.Br.

2 species native Aust.; all states and territories except Tas.

Lipocarpha microcephala (R.Br.) Kunth

Annual herbs with basal leaves and subterete culms up to 30 cm high. Spikelets 1–5 (usually 3), sessile, in compact terminal clusters, with numerous perfect flowers. Glumes spirally imbricate; lower 1–2 sterile. Perianth scales 2, narrow, hyaline, longer than the nut. Stamens 1–3. Style 2-fid. Nut compressed. Coast. Swampy places