Telopea 6: 587 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted perennial, culms erect, to 80 cm high, nodes glabrous or pubescent. Leaves glabrous; sheath purple; blade involute, to 20 cm long and 1 mm diam., pungent at apex; ligule ciliate 0.4–1.5 mm long. Inflorescence a sparse, 8–20-flowered panicle to 20 cm long. Glumes 18–25 mm long, purplish at first, acute, the lower 1–5 mm longer than upper; lemma 11–15 mm long, brown at maturity, granular to minutely scabrous, with appressed golden hairs at least in the lower part; callus 2–3.5 mm long; awn twice bent, 80–110 mm long, 45–60 mm to the first bend; palea about equal to lemma, glabrous. Flowers Nov.–Feb.
HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Scattered, but locally common in grassland, heathland or Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland at altitudes above 1500 m (e.g. Howitt Plains, Mt Buffalo, Bogong and Dargo High Plains). Prominent and flowering profusely in first seasons following fires, otherwise flowering is often sparse.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|