Ficinia nodosa

Common name: 

Knobby Club-sedge

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (BCDEHJKNPTWXZ) also WA, SA, QLD, NSW, Tas

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

Common, especially on sandy soils. Particularly common north of Darby River, for example along Cotters Lake track. Grows in damp coastal sands and wet or inundated habitats1

Flower description:

Flowers small and inconspicuous2

Habit:

Tufted, perennial sedge to 1 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has leaves that are reduced to tubular sheaths at the stem base, flowers are in globular clusters that are up to 20 mm in diameter1

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Image of Ficinia nodosa Image: David Meagher
Image of Ficinia nodosa Image: Gill Brown
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria