Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Slender tufted perennial, culms erect, often branched, to 120 cm high. Leaves mostly cauline, glabrous, smooth or slightly scabrous; blade closely inrolled, to 15 cm long and 1 mm diam.; ligule densely ciliate, c. 0.3 mm long. Inflorescence a slender panicle or raceme, to 20 cm long (excluding awns); glumes unequal, narrow-acuminate, the lower 8–14 mm long, usually notched at the apex with the nerve continuing beyond the notch as a short awn, the upper 15–28 mm long, awnless; lemma convolute, narrow-cylindric, 8–15 mm long, glabrous except for short, white callus hairs, surface pale, smooth; column of awn 20–40 mm long, articulate on lemma, awn branches purplish only when very young, subequal, 25–60 mm long. Flowers most of year, probably following rain.
LoM, MuM, MSB, RobP. Rare in Victoria where apparently confined to the far north-west (between Red Cliffs and Boundary Bend), where usually growing on stabilised dunes and sandy rises.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|