Common name: Speargrass
Austrostipa scabra subsp. scabra (Lindl.) S.W.L.Jacobs & J.Everett APNI*
Synonyms: Stipa scabra Lindl. subsp. scabra APNI*
Description: Inflorescence narrow; ligule 0.3–1.5 mm long, asymmetrical auricular (sheath) lobe of upper leaves to 4 mm long or more, usually glabrous.
Flowering: Flowers in response to rain.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in drier areas.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by SWL Jacobs and J Everett 1993 (as Stipa)
Taxon concept: Flora NSW vol 4 (1993)
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