Austrostipa rudis subsp. rudis

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Lower glume usually narrowly truncate; upper glume membranous at the tip, 9–12.5 mm long; lemma 5–10 mm long, the hairs not extending to the apex; callus 1.5–2.5 mm long, usually more than 20% the length of the lemma; awn less than 65 mm long, column 20–25 mm long. Flowers mostly Nov.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Common at low to moderate altitudes in the eastern part of the State, but uncommon west of Melbourne, occurring in woodland and open-forest on sandy or sandstone-derived soils.

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 rudis subsp. rudis).
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 rudis subsp. rudis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Austrostipa rudis subsp. rudis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway 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
Monaro Tablelands present native

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New South Wales