Rytidosperma fulvum (Vickery) A.M.Humphreys & H.P.Linder

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 358 (2010) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted perennial. Culms mostly 50–100 cm high. Leaves glabrous to lightly hairy; blade flat or channelled, rarely loosely inrolled, to 30 cm long and 3 mm wide. Panicle linear to lanceolate in outline, mostly 6–12 cm long. Spikelets occasionally purplish on margins of glumes, mostly 4–6-flowered; glumes subequal, acute to acuminate, 12–18 mm long; lemma triangular, 3–4 mm long, thin-textured, prominently nerved, more or less evenly covered by hairs commencing c. 1 mm above the callus tuft, increasing in length from lower to upper, or in fairly distinct rows; the uppermost usually 4–5 mm long; lateral lobes erect, 5–9 mm long, tapering gradually into the 2–3 mm long setiform tips; central awn exceeding lateral lobes by up to 5 mm, the basal part strongly twisted and copper-coloured; palea lanceolate to narrowly ovate with a narrow but obtuse, usually twisted apex, thinly membranous, exceeding sinus by 1.5–2.5 mm. Flowers mostly Nov.–Mar., but occasionally through the year.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, Strz, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT. Locally common in dryish open forest through much of the state except the far north-west, south-west and higher ranges of the east.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1994). Poaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Danthonia linkii var. fulva Vickery).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-09-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Rytidosperma
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Rytidosperma fulvum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rytidosperma fulvum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory