T: New South Wales, Warung State Forest, near Norfolk Falls, western end of Liverpool Range northeast of Coolah, 25 Oct 1966, L.A.S.Johnson; holo: NSW96382; iso: CANB, MEL.
Stems 70–150 cm tall, 2–4 mm diam., dark green; ridges 45–75; cortical air-spaces of stem well developed. Cataphylls loose, 10–25 cm long, abaxially very dark red-brown to black and ±glossy towards the base, ±brown to deep stramineous-brown distally, adaxially golden brown, ±glossy. Lower bract 9–30 cm long, exceeding inflorescence; sheath narrow. Bracteoles to c. 1 mm long, ovate, acute, scarious to membranous. Tepals (2.0–) 2.2–2.9 mm long, acute, with narrow to broad membranous margins. Anthers 0.4–0.6 mm long; filaments c. 0.5 mm long; style c. 0.1 mm long; stigmas c. 0.5–0.8 mm long. Capsule triseptate, obtuse, stramineous-brown to golden brown, not red-brown at apex. Seeds c. 0.5–0.6 × c. 0.2 mm, pale brown, c. 16–20-striate, densely reticulate, apiculate to minutely appendiculate.