Agrostis muelleriana Vickery

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 1: 103 (1941) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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 Agrostis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Agrostis muelleriana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Agrostis muelleriana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory