Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 1: 103 (1941) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted glabrous annual, culms erect, to 30 cm high. Leaf-blades flat (to 2 mm wide) or narrowly inrolled and almost filiform, 3–10 cm long; ligules acute or obtuse and toothed, 2–3 mm long. Inflorescence a contracted panicle 1–8 cm long, often spike-like at anthesis, finally the branches somewhat spreading. Spikelets 2–3.5 mm long, often purplish; glumes subequal or the lower slightly longer, keeled, smooth or scabrous along the keels; lemma two-thirds to almost as long as spikelet, glabrous, awnless or with a delicate, subterminal awn to c. 1 mm long; palea absent or minute (less than one-third as long as lemma); anthers mostly 0.6–0.8(–1.2) mm long. Flowers Dec.–Feb.
HNF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs mostly in moist, rocky sites on mountains above c. 1700 m (e.g. Mt Buller, Mt Buffalo, Bogong High Plains, Cobberas) but apparently absent from the Baw Baws.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|