Telopea 6: 587 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Loosely tufted perennial, culms firm and slender (to 1 mm diam. at base), erect, to 80 cm high, nodes apparent, pubescent to almost glabrous. Leaves scabrous or pubescent, at least the sheath of lower leaves densely pubescent; blade erect, strongly inrolled, to 12 cm long, 1–2 mm diam., sharp-pointed; ligule ciliate, 1–2 mm long, auricles with a conspicuous tuft of hairs to 2 mm long. Inflorescence a slender contracted panicle to 20 cm long. Glumes 8–10 mm long, straw-coloured, acuminate, subequal; lemma 4–6 mm long, brown at maturity, granular with short white hairs, sparse toward apex, an indistinct coma sometimes present; callus 1–1.5 mm long; awn falcate, 40–65 mm long, the straight part 7–12 mm long, shortly pubescent; palea slightly shorter than lemma, with a sparse line of hairs down the centre. Flowers Nov.
MuM. Also SA. Known from only one collection in the extreme north-west corner of the state where occurring on red sandstone cliffs overlooking the Murray River.
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