Lachnagrostis billardierei subsp. billardierei

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted or shortly rhizomatous glabrous annual or perennial, culms ascending or erect. Leaf-blades scabrous, flat or folded, to 40 cm long, 2-8 mm wide; 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, smooth on the sides; 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. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, Wim. Occurs on near-coastal sand dunes from the SA border to the far east.

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. billardierei).
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lachnagrostis billardierei subsp. billardierei in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lachnagrostis billardierei subsp. billardierei in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales