New Zealand J. Bot. 17: 332 (1979) APNI
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|