Telopea 6: 586 (1996) APNI
Tufted perennial, culms erect, to 1.5 m high, nodes pubescent. Leaves glabrous or sparsely pubescent, sometimes scabrous; blade flat, channelled or inrolled to 30 cm long and 5 mm broad when flattened; ligule to 0.8 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle to 40 cm long. Glumes 11–17 mm long, green, acuminate, membranous, the lower 1–4 mm longer than upper; lemma with a conspicuous dorsal hump near apex, 4.5–6.5 mm long, maturing to dark reddish brown or black, granular, lightly covered with semi-appressed white to golden hairs, often with a bald patch just below the apex; coma erect, 0.6–2 mm long; callus 1–1.5 mm long; awn eccentric, strongly twice bent, 25–35 mm long, 5–8 mm to the first bend; palea about equal to lemma, glabrous. Flowers Oct.–Jan.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Uncommon, mostly confined to heavy alluvial or basalt-derived soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|