Telopea 9: 446 (2001) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted glabrous annual, culms erect, to c. 10(–25) cm high. Leaf-blades mostly closely folded, to 6 cm long and 1 mm wide; ligules truncate, 1.5–3.5 mm long. Inflorescence a slender, rather stiff-branched, pyramidal panicle, mostly 2–6 cm long. Spikelets 2–3.5 mm long, often purplish; glumes equal, or the lower slightly longer, keeled, smooth or scabrous along the keel; lemma truncate, 0.5–1 mm shorter than the spikelet, hairy to within c. 0.5 mm of tip, awned from a little below the tip (occasional florets unawned); awn fine and straight, not or barely exceeding spikelet; palea slightly shorter than lemma; anthers c. 1 mm long. Flowers Dec.-Mar.
CVU, HNF, HSF, MonT, VAlp. Occasional in alpine and subalpine grasslands and heaths (e.g. Mt Buffalo, Bogong High Plains, Snowy Range toward Mt Howitt). Commonly colonizing damp ground of shallow depressions and drying, ephemeral pools.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|