Telopea 6: 613 (1996) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)
Rhizomatous perennial, typically forming a close turf, culms to 8 cm high; leaves smooth and glabrous; blade rather stiff, closely folded or inrolled, 1–3 cm long and c. 0.5 mm wide; sheath often tinged purple; ligule ciliate, c. 0.3 mm long; inflorescence a raceme of 2–5 spikelets, to 1.5 cm long. Spikelets 2–3-flowered, 2.5–3.5 mm long; glumes purplish, ovate, obtuse, 2.5–3.5 mm long; lemma glabrous, ovate, c. 2 mm long, obtuse or emarginate at apex with a minute awn to 0.2 mm long within the notch; palea narrowly obovate, slightly shorter than lemma. Flowers Jan.–Feb.
VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Very rare, known only from broad, wet, gravelly creek beds and margins on the Bogong High Plains, near Mt Cope.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|