Fl. Atl. 1: 56 (1798) APNI
Tufted perennial, basal internodes tuberous, stems erect, to 120 cm high. Leaves glabrous; blade minutely scabrous, to 12 cm long and 6 mm wide; ligule obtuse, membranous, 4–6 mm long. Panicle dense, ovoid-cylindric, 3–12 cm long, purplish; fertile spikelets 5–7 mm long; glumes 3-nerved, equal, with an apical point to c. 1 mm, the wing on the keel usually shortly 1–4 toothed; sterile lemmas absent; fertile lemma lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, glabrous; male and sterile spikelets resembling fertile ones, sometimes slightly smaller. Flowers Nov.
*CVU, *GipP, *HNF, *HSF, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, NSW. Indigenous to the Mediterranean region and Portugal. In Victoria, known from a couple of records in south-western Victoria and one north of Melbourne, growing with other native and exotic pasture grasses.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|