Telopea 6: 589 (1996) APNI
Tufted perennial, culms erect, to c.0.8 m high, nodes remaining concealed by sheaths. Leaves glabrous; blade closely inrolled, appearing terete, to 70 cm long and 1 mm diam., pungent at apex; ligule glabrous, 2–8 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle to 20 cm long. Glumes 12–20 mm long, straw-coloured, rarely purplish, acute, subequal; lemma 8–13 mm long, brown at maturity, evenly covered with spreading white hairs, apical lobes 1–2.5 mm long; coma obscure; callus 1–2.5 mm long; awn twice bent, 20–40 mm long, 4–10 mm to the first bend, scabrous; palea subequal to lemma, with a line of hairs down the centre. Flowers Oct.–Mar.
Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WPro. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Coastal, common along sea-cliffs in the east, absent or uncollected from most of the west but known from the far west near Nelson and along cliffs of the lower Glenelg River to at least 25 km upstream of its mouth.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|