Ess. Agrostogr. 72 (1812) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted annual, culms sometimes branched, prostrate or to 30 cm high. Leaves with scattered, tubercle-based hairs (rarely glabrous); blade scabrous, to 10 cm long and 4 mm wide; ligule a densely ciliate membrane, c. 0.5 mm long. Inflorescence a dense cluster of 4–10 spikes, each spike 5–12 mm long and c. 5 mm wide. Spikelets 3–5-flowered, 3–5 mm long; glumes 2–3 mm long, usually with a short, slightly recurved mucro; lemma 3–4.5 mm long, broad at base, narrowly tapered and acute or mucronate at apex; palea slightly shorter than lemma; grain c. 1 mm long, ovoid, with deep, rounded, transverse ridges. Flowers Feb.–Apr.
MuF, MuM, RobP. All mainland states. Confined in Victoria to the Murray River floodplain and closely adjacent areas in the far north-west (Swan Hill to Mildura), but rarely collected and possibly only conspicuous in favourable seasons. Sometimes colonising cleared or disturbed ground.
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