Echinopogon caespitosus var. cunninghamii C.E.Hubb. APNI*
Description: Loosely or densely tufted perennial to 1.5 m high.
Leaves with sheath finally striate, glabrous, retrorsely scabrid or smooth; ligule truncate or laciniate, c. 1–2 mm long; blade 1.5–5 mm wide, glabrous or sometimes pubescent, scaberulous or smooth.
Panicle oblong or lanceolate to ovate, dense, continuous or interrupted below, erect or rarely nodding, 1–10 cm long, 0.8–5 cm wide (including awns). Spikelets linear-oblong or oblong, 3–5 mm long. Glumes lanceolate, acute to widely acute, firmly membranous, keel scabrid or rigidly ciliolate above. Lemma as long as spikelet, 5–7-nerved, apex bilobed or entire, lobes c. 1.5 mm long; callus hairs c. 1 mm long, bearded; awn rigid, scabrid, 1.5–15 mm long. Palea equal or subequal to lemma, keel scabrid or scabrid-ciliolate towards apex.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest or grassland, often in disturbed areas.
NSW subdivisions: CWS
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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