Orifice of leaf-sheath glabrous or almost so; asymmetrical auricular lobe of upper leaves to 4 mm long; leaf-blades hardly ribbed, commonly more than 15 cm long; inflorescence typically narrow, with spikelets virtually appressed to axis. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
CVU, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Most Victorian records are from the dry, upper Snowy River catchment areas in East Gippsland with scattered occurrences near Bairnsdale and further west at e.g. Braybrook, Long Forest near Bacchus Marsh, Violet Town, Echuca, Mt Arapiles, Little Desert, and the far north-west. This is the less common subspecies in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|