Agrostis propinqua S.W.L.Jacobs

Telopea 9: 681 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Usually weakly tufted (rarely shortly rhizomatous), glabrous perennial, culms ascending or erect, to c. 80 cm high, cauline leaves often well-developed. Leaf-blades flat or inrolled toward the tip, to 15 cm long, 2–5 mm wide; ligules lacerated, 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence usually a rather sparse ovoid panicle 10–35 cm long, initially contracted, the capillary branches finally spreading but still somewhat inclined to rachis, usually bare of spikelets in lower half. Spikelets 1.8–2 mm long, mostly light green, sometimes tinged purple; glumes subequal or the lower slightly longer, keeled at least in the upper part and usually scabrous along the keel; lemma 1.2–1.8(–2) mm long glabrous, awnless; palea absent or minute. Anthers to 0.5 mm long. Flowers Nov.-Apr.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, WPro. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Not uncommon in in cool lowland and mountain-forests of the eastern ranges, often near watercourses, occasionally ascending to snow-gum woodlands at higher altitudes, also at Wilsons Promontory. Apparently rare in western Victoria where known only from near Mt William in the Grampians.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2015-06-19
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-07
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Agrostis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Agrostis propinqua in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Agrostis propinqua in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory