Fl. Oxford., edn 2, 474 (1927) APNI
Differs from the typical variety in the lemma which has a fine dorsal awn attached at or near the base, usually shortly exceeding the spikelet, and a hairy (cf. glabrous) callus, with a few hairs occasionally present also on the body of the lemma. Awned and unawned spikelets may be found within the same inflorescence. Flowers Nov.–Apr.
*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *NIS, *OtR, *SnM, *VAlp, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Occurs occasionally throughout the range of the species in Victoria, i.e. widespread in all but the drier north-west, but less common than the typical variety.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||introduced|