Lachnagrostis robusta (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs

Telopea 9: 447 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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).

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Agrostis billardierei var. robusta Vickery).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-02-29
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lachnagrostis robusta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lachnagrostis robusta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

State distribution

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