Amphibromus neesii Steud.

Swamp Wallaby-grass

Syn Pl. Glumac. 1: 328 (1854) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, sometimes shortly rhizomatous perennial; culms to 1.5 m high. Leaves smooth to scabrous; blade inrolled or flat, to 40 cm long, 2–4 mm wide; ligule acute, 4.5–8 mm long. Inflorescence a slender, rather sparse, erect panicle, 15–40 cm long. Spikelets 2–6-flowered, 8–17 mm long (excluding awns); glumes obtuse to acute, often purplish, the lower 3–5-nerved, 4–6.5 mm long, the upper 5–7-nerved, 5–7.5 mm long; lemma 5.9–8.5 mm long, finely scabrous, apical teeth 1–2 mm long, the outer pair commonly reduced or absent; awn 14–26 mm long, inserted within the upper third of the lemma, column strongly twisting, 4–7 mm long; palea slightly shorter than lemma. Flowers Oct.–Apr.

CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs in and near lowland swamps mostly in the southern part of the state (Portland to Orbost district) with scattered localities inland (e.g. Halls Gap, Mansfield, Beechworth, Benambra).

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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Amphibromus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Amphibromus neesii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Amphibromus neesii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales