Prodr. 173 (1810) APNI
Tufted or shortly rhizomatous perennial, culms erect and cane-like, usually branched, to 90 cm high; leaves few, basal and cauline, smooth and glabrous; blade inrolled, to 10 cm long and 1.5 mm wide when flattened out; ligule densely ciliate, c. 0.5 mm long, often with a few longer hairs at the sides. Inflorescence a sparse, slender to somewhat spreading panicle, to 15 cm long; glumes unequal to subequal, narrow-acuminate, purplish, the lower 4.5–6 mm long, the upper 5–7 mm long; lemma convolute, narrow-cylindric, 6–10 mm long, glabrous except for short, white callus hairs, surface smooth, pale or purplish; awn branches subequal, 6–20 mm long. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, NIS, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA (naturalised), Qld, NSW. Occasional in drier, often rocky sites, mostly in the north-east e.g. Euroa, Warby Ranges, Beechworth area, upper Snowy River, Suggan Buggan, with scattered occurrences elsewhere (Murtoa, Sunbury, Gippsland Plain, Suggan Buggan).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|