Aristida longicollis (Domin) Henrard APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial to 0.8 m high; culms compressed near the base or terete, branched, erect, rigid, smooth, striate.
Leaves with sheath scabrous to pubescent, strongly striate; ligule 0.5–1 mm long; blade conduplicate, rigid, sharply pointed, usually pubescent and striate.
Panicle spike-like, dense, usually continuous, to 10 cm long, branches short, closely appressed to main axis. Glumes thinly membranous, acuminate, entire or notched, cuspidate to aristulate, unequal. Lemma narrowed upwards, 5–9.5 mm long, tuberculate-scabrous in the upper half; awns capillary, stiff, divaricate, equal or subequal, to 25 mm long.
Flowering: in response to rain.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open woodland and mallee communities on duplex and red earth soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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