Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 279 (1854) APNI
Establishment means:Native (naturalised in part(s) of state)
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Tufted, somewhat malodorous perennial, culms weakly ascending to erect, to 1 m high. Leaves smooth and glabrous or with a few fine tubercle-based hairs along the margins; blade flat or inrolled, to 20 cm long and 4 mm wide. Inflorescence a sparse oblong to narrowly pyramidal panicle, to 30 cm long and 10 cm wide, lower branches single or rarely opposite; pedicels about as long as spikelets, with a yellowish glandular band shortly below the spikelet. Spikelet 6–12-flowered, 3–12 mm long and 1–2 mm wide, green or more often tinged purplish-grey; glumes acute, 0.8–2 mm long, the lower usually shorter than upper by c 0.5 mm; lemma 1.5–2 mm long, obtuse to acute; palea slightly shorter than lemma; anthers 0.3–0.8 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Apr.
CVU, EGL, GipP. Also Qld, NSW. Rare, known in Victoria from Eucalyptus tereticornis forest remnants near Stratford and Briagolong in Gippsland where indigenous, and a weedy Themeda triandra remnant near the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, where doubtfully native.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|