Rytidosperma indutum (Vickery) Connor & Edgar

New Zealand J. Bot. 17: 332 (1979) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Robust tufted perennial. Culms rather stout, to 120 cm high. Leaves glabrous to sparsely hairy; blade flat or channelled, to 35 cm long, 1.5–4 mm wide. Panicle linear (rarely slightly spreading), sparse to dense, 7–15 cm long. Spikelets occasionally purplish when young, mostly 3- or 4-flowered; glumes subequal, narrowly acute to acuminate, rather broad-lanceolate, 12–18 mm long; lemma 4.5–5.5 mm long, covered with hairs which are densest and longest in two indistinct rows, the lower commencing 1–1.5 mm above the callus tuft; lateral lobes erect, 5–9 mm long, narrow, evenly tapered to the 1–3 mm long setiform tips; central awn exceeding lateral lobes by 5–8 mm; palea narrow-lanceolate or oblong, exceeding sinus by about half the length of the lateral lobes. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, OtP, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Largely confined to the Grampians and nearby regions, scattered elsewhere. Occurs mostly in rocky or gravelly soil.

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 Danthonia induta Vickery).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-09-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Rytidosperma
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Rytidosperma indutum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rytidosperma indutum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
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
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory