Anthosachne rectiseta (Nees) Barkworth & S.W.L.Jacobs

Telopea 13: 50 (2011) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Weakly tufted perennial. Culms ascending to erect, to 60 cm high. Leaves glabrous or hairy; blades flat or inrolled, scabrous at least on the upper surface, to 25 cm long and 1.5–5 mm wide; sheath smooth or scabrous; ligule to 1.2 mm long; auricles well-developed, narrow, encircling the culm and often overlapping. Inflorescence a spike of 2–11 spikelets. Spikelets 5–10-flowered, 35–55 mm long (excluding awns); glumes equal or subequal, subulate to ovate, acute to acuminate, 2–8 mm long, the lower 3-nerved, the upper 3- or 5-nerved, upper 0.5–2.5 mm longer than lower; rachilla hairs long and dense, covering thickened base of lemma callus; callus not thickened at tip, rounded on dorsal surface, margins densely hairy; lemma rounded dorsally, scabrous, oblong or narrow-lanceolate, 10–40 mm long, tapered evenly to a scabrous, flattened awn 17–50 mm long, straight to recurved when dry; palea about equal to body of lemma.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Widespread through Victoria, largely co-extensive with but less common than A. scabra.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2015-07-03
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-07-03
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Anthosachne
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Anthosachne rectiseta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Anthosachne rectiseta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory