Common name: Devious Bent-grass
Deyeuxia decipiens (R.Br.) Vickery APNI*
Description: Erect perennial to 1 m high.
Leaves with ligule membranous, 2–4 mm long, broad-ovate, obtuse or truncate, laciniate; blade usually convolute when dry, 3–4 mm wide, slightly scabrous.
Panicle loose, somewhat spreading and nodding, 12–34 cm long, branches filiform, 2–8-nate, the spikelets racemosely arranged on short branches towards the ends. Spikelets 2–3 mm long, somewhat laterally compressed. Glumes acute, 1-nerved, keeled, subequal or unequal. Lemma lanceolate, equalling or slightly exceeding upper glume, inconspicuously scaberulous, 5-nerved, narrow-truncate, with a minute dorsal awn just below the apex; awn straight, not or scarcely exceeding the lemma, callus very short, bearing very fine hairs 0.4–1 mm long. Palea slightly shorter than the lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows on sandy soils, often in hilly country or wet places.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
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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