Telopea 9: 447 (2001) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted or shortly rhizomatous glabrous annual or perennial, culms ascending or erect. Leaf-blades scabrous, flat or folded, to 40 cm long; ligules obtuse, 4–8 mm long. Inflorescence an open panicle, to 25 cm long, the lower branches tardily becoming free from the upper leaf-sheath. Spikelets 4–7 mm long (excluding awn), usually purplish; glumes acuminate, subequal or the lower slightly longer, keeled, scabrous along the keel; lemma 2.5–4.5 mm long, glabrous except for callus tuft, and shining, 2–4 toothed at apex, the outer teeth up to 1.5 mm long; awn bent, usually about twice as long as lemma and attached at about the middle of the lemma; palea two-thirds to three-quarters as long as lemma, narrowly bifid; rachilla bristle plumose, more than half as long as lemma, to nearly equal; anthers 0.6–1.5 mm long.
DunT, GipP, Gold, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. Occurs around margins of salt lakes and saline depressions mostly across the Volcanic Plain, with eastern outliers near Tooradin and Seaspray and a few sites west of the Grampians (Douglas, Natimuk areas).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|