Lachnagrostis meionectes (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs

Telopea 9: 446 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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 meionectes Vickery).
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lachnagrostis meionectes in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lachnagrostis meionectes in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory