Amphibromus neesii Steud. APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial to 1.5 m high, occasionally rhizomatous; culms erect, terete to flattened, 1–2.5 mm wide, glabrous, 2–4-noded.
Leaves with sheath usually glabrous, ribbed; ligule long-acute to acute, 4.5–8 mm long; blade 2–4 mm wide, glabrous to scabrous, deeply ribbed on upper surface.
Panicle erect, sparse, to 37 cm long. Spikelets 8–17 mm long with 2–6 florets. Glumes unequal, green (often purplish in the centre) with hyaline margins; lower 3–5-nerved, upper 5–7-nerved. Lemmas papillose to scabrous, 5.9–8.4 mm long, apex appearing constricted, 2–4-toothed; awn arising 25–35% of the lemma length from the lemma tip, bent, twisted, 14–26 mm long. Palea 80–90% the length of the lemma, papillose.
Flowering: in response to rain or flooding.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on floodplains and banks of inland rivers.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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