Common name: Mulga Grass
Neurachne munroi (F.Muell.) F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect tufted perennial to c. 0.5 m high, often thickened, scaly and hairy at the base.
Leaves with sheath ± glabrous; ligule c. 1 mm long; blade to 2.5 mm wide, sometimes with scattered tubercle-based hairs.
Inflorescence to 5.5 cm long, axis pubescent. Spikelets 5.5–7 mm long with hairs to 3.5 mm long at the base. Lower glume 7-nerved, ± glabrous; upper ± pubescent on the lower 50% and on an oblique lateral line on each side c. the middle. Lower lemma 3.7–5 mm long, mostly 5–7-nerved; palea to 1.7 mm long or absent. Upper lemma 3–4.5 mm long; palea longer than the lemma, hyaline, with thickened auricles embracing the flower.
Distribution and occurrence: in stony or deep red sandy soils, often with Mulga (
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & C. A. Wall
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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