Glabrous, loosely tufted annual or short-lived perennial, culms weakly ascending, to 80 cm high. Leaf-blades flat, to 15 cm long and 5 mm wide; ligules obtuse, 1–3 mm long. Inflorescence a very sparse, open panicle, to 25 cm long with capillary branches. Spikelets 1.5–2.5(–3) mm long, pale green, rarely slightly purplish; glumes equal or the lower slightly longer, keeled, scabrous along the keel and often minutely scabrous along the sides; lemma 1.1–2.2 mm long, acute or obtuse, minutely irregularly fringed and sometimes 4-toothed at apex, slightly shorter than the glumes, firmly membranous, shining, glabrous except for the short callus, occasionally with a short awn attached just below apex, awn 0.1–1.4 mm long; palea slightly shorter than lemma; rachilla bristle plumose, about one-half as long as lemma; anthers c. 0.3–0.6 mm long.
Brid, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Uncommon, occurs in moist, shaded forests and swamp margins near the coast, scattered from near the South Australian border to Lake Tyers area in Gippsland.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|