Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 48 (1855)
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Tufted perennial, culms erect, to 70 cm high. Leaves glabrous and almost smooth; blade flat, up to 25 cm long, 5–8 mm wide; ligule truncate, erose, 4–8 mm long. Inflorescence a moderately dense panicle, the branches remaining more or less erect, 5–20 cm long; glumes ovate, 5–6 mm long, equal, membranous, shining; lemmas of male florets oblong, about equal to glumes, scabrous, hairy along margins, awnless or with a mucro to c. 0.5 mm long; lemma of bisexual floret 3–3.5 mm long, membranous, smooth, shining and glabrous near base, scabrous and hairy toward apex. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
HNF, NIS, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Rare, confined to a few boggy sites in the higher alps, e.g. Bogong High Plains, Mt Feathertop, and the Cobberas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|