Deyeuxia quadriseta (Labill.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Very variable perennial to 1.2 m high.
Leaves with sheath striate, sometimes scaberulous, often becoming loose from the top; ligule membranous, obtuse, laciniate, 4–7 mm long; blade 2.5–7 mm wide, deeply channelled on upper surface, sometimes scabrous.
Panicle very dense, usually linear, sometimes lobed, 3–21 cm long, with short, usually appressed, densely clustered branches. Spikelets 3–6 mm long, laterally compressed. Glumes narrowly gaping, unequal, acute or acuminate, rather narrow, 1-nerved, keeled. Lemma 3–4 mm long, much shorter than glumes, 4-toothed at the apex, minutely to densely scaberulous, 4-nerved, with a dorsal awn attached slightly above the base; awn twisted in the lower part, geniculate, much exceeding lemma; callus shortly barbed with hairs 0.2–0.7 mm long. Palea shorter than lemma.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist areas, by creeks and in swamps.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & S. M. Hastings
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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