Telopea 6: 584 (1996) APNI
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).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|