It belongs to the Restionaceae, a large family of about 400 species, nearly 350 of which occur only in South Africa. This particular species is neat, tufted and upright; with long slender reed-like stems up to 1 metre high. The species name of fistulosa refers to the fact that these stems are hollow, a fistula being a shepherd's pipe, a tube, a natural pipe or spout. Every stem has an inflorescence, which is at least 10 centimetres long and has small side stems, each with about 15 flowers, which are nearly hidden by large golden brown bracts.
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