Common name: Porcupine Grass
Triodia scariosa subsp. scariosa N.T.Burb. APNI*
Synonyms: Triodia irritans var. laxispicata N.T.Burb. 'forma A' APNI*
Mature spikelets with divergent lemmas usually >5 mm wide. Lemma apex emarginate with mucro to 1 mm long; lowest lemma usually >6 mm long, lower 50% silky with hairs to 1 mm long, silky toward margins with hairs to 1.5 mm long; callus silky with hairs to 1.5 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers in response to rain.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee areas, rocky ridges in semi-arid areas, and areas of poor soil in the east.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & K. L. McClay
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993) and Grasses of New South Wales, Fourth Edition (2008).
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