J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 27: 24 (2014) APNI
Weakly tufted perennial. Culms erect or ascending, to c. 80 cm high. Leaves glabrous or with scattered hairy; blades flat or inrolled, lightly scabrous at least on the upper surface, 8–30 cm long and 2–6 mm wide; sheath smooth or scabrous; ligule to 0.6 mm long, scarious; auricles weakly to well-developed, to c. 2 mm long, narrow, at least partially encircling the culm. Inflorescence a spike with usually 5–12 spikelets. Spikelets 6–12-flowered, 16–40 mm long excluding awns; glumes ovate to acuminate, 3–8 mm long, both (4-)5-(6-)nerved, subequal or the upper up to 3 mm longer than lower; rachilla hairs not covering thickened base of lemma callus; callus not thckened at tip, flat or concave on dorsal surface, glabrous or nearly so; lemma rounded dorsally, smooth or finely scabrous, oblong or narrow-lanceolate, 7–12 mm long, shortly mucronate or with a straight awn to 7(–11) mm long; palea about equal to body of lemma. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
EGL, GipP, Gold, HSF, MuF, MSB, OtP, VRiv, VVP. Scattered and rather uncommon, associated to some extent with temporary or permanent swamps, lagoons, floodplains and banks of watercourses, but also recorded from near-coastal sandy ground in east Gippsland and a dry, stony slope above the Macalister River, north of Licola.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|