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Subterranean cape sedge (Trianoptiles solitaria)

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Scientific name:Trianoptiles solitaria (C. B. Clarke) Levyns

Common Name:

Subterranean cape sedge


Not declared


A grass-like herb native to the Cape region of South Africa. It is more commonly found on damp flats (Bond & Goldblatt 1984), particularly from Maitland to Kenilworth east of Cape Town (Adamson & Salter 1950). Considered an occasional species. In Victoria it is known only in one location in a municipal reserve in Melbourne growing on a steep seasonally moist hill slope (Stajsic & Albrecht 1992).
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