Telopea 13: 50 (2011) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|