Fl. Austral. 3: 375 (1867) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Stout, erect herb with robust rootstock, 25–60 cm high. Leaves stiff, mostly basal, some cauline, 2–3-pinnate, fan-like; lamina ovate or elliptic in outline, 10–30 cm long (including sheathing base), 4–9 cm wide; segments linear, acute with aristate tip; basal sheath 6–16 cm long, 10–20 mm wide. Male inflorescence slender, spreading, the female more robust and contracted with stouter peduncles; 7–16 umbellules per compound umbel. Flowers 2.5–3 mm diam.; petals 1–1.5 mm long; stamens often exceeding petals in male flowers. Fruit 5.5–10.5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide Flowers summer.
CVU, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW. Locally common in tussock grassland and tall herbfield in alps and higher subalps, rarely in Snow-gum woodland. Relished by stock and often rare in grazed areas.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|