Agrostis joyceae S.W.L.Jacobs

Telopea 9 (3): 680 (2001) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Slender erect or ascending, loosely tufted annual. Culms very fine, to 40 cm high. Leaves basal, crowded; ligule to 3.5 mm long, obtuse, laciniate; blade mostly flat, to 2.5 mm wide. Panicle open, ovoid to pyramidal, less than twice as long as wide, to 12 cm long, sometimes drooping, distinctly exserted from upper sheath; branches ascending to spreading, but at less than 90 degrees, ultimate branchlets usually flexuouse. Spikelets 1.8–2.5 mm long, often purplish; at least some of the pedicels toward branch apices 2–5 mm long; glumes subequal or lower very slightly longer; lemmas 1.5–1.8 mm long, truncate, awnless; palea minute; anthers 0.4–0.5 mm long. Flowers summer.

HNF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria, currently known with certainty only from moist gully heads near Mt Cope on the Bogong High Plains and Mt Erica on the Baw Baw plateau, but doubtless more widespread through the higher alps.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2015-02-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-07
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Agrostis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Agrostis joyceae in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Agrostis joyceae in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory