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