Baumea juncea

Common name: 

Bare Twig-rush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPSTWXZ) all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Brackish lowland swamps and near-coastal saltmarsh on sandy or dark silty soils1

Flower description:

Red-brown to grey-brown glumes1


Slender perennial sedge with culms to 90 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Culms are grey-brown, spikelets are red-brown. Leaves are basal and reduced to a short, erect sharp point. Culms have 1-3 nodes1

Image of Baumea juncea
Image of Baumea juncea
Image of Baumea juncea
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria