Austrostipa aristiglumis (F.Muell.) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett

Telopea 6: 584 (1996) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted perennial, culms rather stout, erect, to 2 m high, nodes glabrous or sparsely hairy. Leaves usually glabrous, sometimes sparsely pubescent; blade flat or loosely inrolled, to 50 cm long and 3–7 mm wide; ligule papery 0.8–4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely ciliate on the outer surface with a short tuft of hairs at each side. Inflorescence a loose panicle to 50 cm long. Glumes 9–14 mm long, green, acuminate, thinly membranous and often eroded at tip, the lower slightly longer than upper; lemma 5.5–7.5 mm long, pale to golden brown at maturity, densely covered with appressed fine white or yellowish hairs, coma sparse, erect, 0.5–1.5 mm long; callus 0.5–1.2 mm long; awn twice bent, 25–40 mm long, 4–9 mm to the first bend; palea subequal to lemma. Flowers Sep.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, Gold, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also Qld, NSW. Uncommon, chiefly confined to heavier alluvial soils north of the Great Dividing Range with isolated occurrences on the basalt plain (e.g. near Bacchus Marsh).

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 Stipa aristiglumis F.Muell).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-11-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Poales
family Poaceae
genus Austrostipa
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Austrostipa aristiglumis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Austrostipa aristiglumis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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New South Wales