Telopea 6: 585 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Tufted perennial, culms fine (less than 1.5 mm diam. at base), erect, to 0.6 m high, nodes finely pubescent. Leaves pubescent; blade tightly involute to 20 cm long and 0.5 mm diam., flexuose; ligule ciliate, 0.5–1.5 mm long, with lateral hair-tufts to 2 mm long. Inflorescence a sparse slender panicle 8–15(–20) cm long. Glumes 8–11 mm long, purplish, acuminate, thinly membranous throughout, the lower longer by 2–4 mm than upper; lemma 5–6 mm long, maturing to dark brown or black, minutely granular, lightly covered with semi-appressed, white to golden hairs; coma erect with hairs no longer than those of the body of the lemma; callus 1–1.5 mm long; awn twice bent, 35–55 mm long, 9–15 mm to the first bend, column shortly pubescent or scabrous; palea slightly shorter than lemma, silky-hairy along the centre line. Flowers Oct.–Dec.
CVU, Gold, VVP. Also WA, SA. Rare in Victoria, largely confined in Victoria to drier woodlands near Mt Cottrell, Melton, and Bacchus Marsh, but also collected from near Bendigo and Mt Langi Ghiran; possibly overlooked elsewhere.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|