Sida 22 (1): 556, 558 (2006) APNI
Culms erect, to 100 cm high. Leaves glabrous to sparsely pubescent; blade loosely folded, to 35 cm long and 8(–14) mm wide, scabrous; ligule 2–5 mm long. Inflorescence a loose to somewhat contracted panicle to 20(–35) cm long. Spikelets 15–35 mm long, 4–7 mm wide (when fully expanded but prior to breaking up at maturity); lower glume 6–8 mm long, upper glume 7–10 mm long; lemma 15–35 mm long, including awn, scabrous along keel, sometimes sparsely appressed-pilose in apical part, otherwise glabrous; awn 5–10 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Dec.
*CVU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *HSF, *VVP. Apparently rather uncommon in Victoria, from scattered localities (Portland, Terang, Ararat, Bendigo, Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Island). Also naturalised in N.S.W. and Tas. Native to South America.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|