Lachnagrostis punicea subsp. filifolia (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs

Telopea 9: 837 (2002)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Spikelets 4–7.5 mm long; lemma c. 5 mm long, glabrous except for callus tuft, elsewhere minutely scabrous; awn 6–10 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

DunT, GipP, GGr, VVP, WaP. Virtually co-extensive with the typical subspecies, but known further east near the Gippsland Lakes east of Sale.

The largely overlapping distributions and slight difference between this and Lachnagrostis punicea subsp. punicea suggests that the two are only very slightly genetically divergent and probably interbreed.

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 billardierei var. filifolia Vickery).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2016-03-01
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lachnagrostis punicea subsp. filifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lachnagrostis punicea subsp. filifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

State distribution

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South Australia