Telopea 6: 588 (1996) APNI
Lower glume usually narrowly truncate; upper glume firm at the tip, 7–10 mm long; lemma 8.6–11.5 mm long, the hairs usually extending to the apex and often forming a sparse coma; callus 0.8–1.7 mm long, usually less than 20% the length of the lemma; awn less than 65 mm long, column less than 30 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Feb.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also Qld, NSW, ACT,. Common in woodland and open-forest in eastern Victoria, mostly at low altitudes but extending to the subalps in the eastern ranges.
Some specimens from calcareous soils in the Buchan area have longer and more copious hairs on the lemma, including a coma to c. 2 mm long. It is possible that these plants are derived from hybridization wtih Austrostipa blackii which is common in the area.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|