is a large genus of rushes represented by 25 native and 13
introduced species in Tasmania. Many of these are species of
waterlogged areas, but species extend to grasslands, forests and
The species have flowers with small, dry tepals. The
flowers occur in inflorescences that are terminal on usually erect,
unbranched stems, but with a stem-like bract extending above the
It is closely related to Luzula, but the leaves are not
conspicuously hairy as in that genus.