is a moderately large genus of rushes in Tasmania, represented by 9
native and 3 introduced species. They are typically species of
grassy areas and moist subalpine sites.
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 inflorescence.
It is closely related to Juncus,
but the leaves are conspicuously hairy and each fruit has only one