Austrostipa rudis subsp. nervosa (Vickery) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett

Telopea 6: 588 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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 (as Stipa rudis subsp. nervosa (Vickery) J.Everett & S.W.L.Jacobs).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-16
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Austrostipa rudis subsp. nervosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Austrostipa rudis subsp. nervosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory