Austrostipa pubinodis (Trin. & Rupr.) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett

Telopea 6: 588 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, shortly rhizomatous perennial, culms erect, to 1.3 m high, nodes pubescent. Leaves usually glabrous, sometimes scabrous, rarely pubescent; blade inrolled to involute, to 30 cm long and 1 mm diam., rarely loosely inrolled and to 3 mm broad; ligule ciliate 0.5–2 mm long. Inflorescence an open or loosely contracted panicle to 25 cm long, often appearing one-sided. Glumes 16–29 mm long, purplish or green, acute, the lower 3–7 mm longer than upper; lemma 9.5–13 mm long, brown at maturity, finely granular, with appressed, white to tawny hairs on the lower half; callus 2.5–3.5 mm long; awn twice bent, 55–95 mm long, 25–50 mm to the first bend, column scabrous with hairs less than 0.2 mm long; palea about equal to lemma, glabrous. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Widespread and common throughout the lowlands, mostly near the coast, occurring in woodland, grassland and coastal heathland, usually on sandy or sandstone-derived soils, rarely on basalt.

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 pubinodis Trin. & Rupr.).
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 pubinodis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Austrostipa pubinodis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales