Deyeuxia imbricata Vickery

Contr. New South Wales Natl Herb. 1: 55 (1940) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Tufted, glabrous perennial, culms erect, 50–100 cm high. Leaf-blades channelled, to 20 cm long and 4 mm wide, scabrous, rather rigid; ligules membranous, 3–5 mm long. Inflorescence a very dense cylindric panicle (3–)5–10 cm long. Spikelets 3–3.5 mm long, closely overlapping, green or slightly tinged purple; glumes equal, acute, closely scabrous along the keel, minutely scabrous on the sides; lemma 0.5–1 mm shorter than glumes, indistinctly nerved, finely but distinctly scabrous all over, shortly 4-toothed at apex, awned from about 1 mm below apex; awn fine, straight, not or barely exceeding lemma; callus hairs sparse, c. 0.5 mm long; rachilla not produced. Flowers Nov.–Dec. (2 records)

Gold, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Known in Victoria by only two collections from near Stawell, north of the Grampians, where occurring in open Eucalyptus leucoxylon woodland.

Distinctive by the dense inflorescence, the uniformly scabrous lemma and fine subapical awn. The Victorian collections are remarkably disjunct from the nearest known occurrences near Canberra from where it extends to southern Queensland.

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.
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Deyeuxia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Deyeuxia imbricata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Deyeuxia imbricata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Goldfields present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory