Telopea 6: 584 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shortly rhizomatous perennial, culms usually branched, virtually erect, to 1.6 m high, up to 1 cm diam. at base, nodes apparent, glabrous. Leaves glabrous or finely scabrous; blade flat or inrolled, to 20 cm long and 1–2.5 mm broad; ligule glabrous, truncate, acute or laciniate at apex, 1–7 mm long. Inflorescence a slender, sometimes interrupted cylindric panicle, to 40 cm long. Glumes 4–6.5 mm long, green to purplish-grey, the lower up to 2 mm longer than the upper and more acute; lemma tapered to a slight neck, 3–4.5 mm long, pale brown at maturity, granular with short white hairs, absent or reduced near the scabrous neck; coma sparse, with hairs to 0.2 mm long; callus c. 0.5 mm long; awn weakly once or twice bent, 25–40 mm long, the straight part 5–9 mm long, smooth or minutely scabrous; palea 1–2 mm shorter than lemma, with a line of scattered hairs down the centre. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, Gold, MuM, NIS, VRiv, VVP. Also SA. Scattered and uncommon to rare. Usually occurring on skeletal soils in drier areas of central to mid-western Victoria (e.g. Inglewood, St Arnaud) with outlying occurrences near Bacchus Marsh west of Melbourne.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|